The Bird Park is a part of an area called the Lake
Gardens. These serene and scenic Lake Gardens (60-hectare) were established in
the year1888 and form the green belt of Kuala Lumpur. The lake is an artificial
lake. Visitors can take a leisurely boat cruise to enjoy views of the gardens
from the water. Visitors will enjoy strolling through the
park along a maze of walkways, amidst greenery. Scenic rest stops for picnics
are scattered throughout the park. There is a children's playground,
jogging tracks, exercise stations, and rowing boats.
The gardens incorporate the National
Monument, Butterfly House, Bird Park, Orchid and Hibiscus gardens, with the
former Malaysia’s Parliament House situated at the northern end. Nowadays the
Parliament is situated in Putrajaya <click>.
The KL Bird Park was established in 1991 and was officially opened by Her
Majesty the Queen of Malaysia, Tunku Bainun. The park is 10 minutes away
from the city centre.
The park offers you a great opportunity to see a hornbill in the first days of your stay in
The Bird Park is "The World's Largest Covered Bird Park" or "The World's
largest Free Flight Aviary".
Opposite the Bird Park the Taman Orchid (the Orchid Garden). This is also
worth a visit. They have a lot of different orchids.
A taxi from the city centre to the Bird Park will cost you RM15.- On your
way back you have to buy a ticket at a taxi counter.
The Bird Park houses more than 3,000 birds and
200 species from all over the world. Birds
and nature lovers can have a wonderful day watching colourful sights and
melodic sound of birds perching and winging about freely while enjoying the
natural and beautifully landscaped surroundings. Sometimes you'll be surprised to come across miniature gardens, pools
and water cascades, bridges, flowering plants ...and bird - feeding
The park looks a bit old fashioned, but it's cosy and the people are very
friendly. After you have bought ticket at the main entrance, you'll get a
wristlet. When you go back to town they will take it off. Foreigners pay
more for a ticket than Malaysians.
The park is divided in several zones (4) to prevent chasing at each other.
You'll find in the park, a Flamingo pond, Pelicans, Hornbill Park. World of
Parrots, a Waterfall Aviary, Amphitheatre, Children's playground and Seminar
To prevent that the birds can get together,
you have to go through several lock-gates. You can
enjoy the natural and the beautifully landscaped
One of the KL Bird Park's extraordinary feature is all birds let free in the
aviary which resemble the natural habit. With this type of free flight
concept. birds are able to breed naturally in this unique concept bird park.
It's a lovely to see the hornbills flying so free from tree till tree.
As some bird have sharp bills
and claws, they can bite hard without warning. So please do not disturb or
frighten the birds.
The hornbills are really photogenic. They are not so frightened and will
(mostly) wait till you have taken a picture. This is the highlight of the
But remember: these bird are wild birds!
There's a refreshment kiosk, where you can buy
an ice-cream, a drink or food for the goldfish in the pond. Bird's
diets are special. Wrong types of food may cause food poisoning. You may
only feed the fish in the pond.
Near the Hornbills is the Hornbill Souvenirs Shop and the Hornbill
Restaurant & Café.
It's located on the top of a hill and you have spectacular view. From the
terrace you can see the hornbills flying.
There are photographer, who want to have
your picture taken with parrots. in the World of Parrots (zone 4)
Some of the
Flamingos, Hornbills, Waterhens, Parrots, Cockatoos, Storks, Pheasants,
Mynahs Pigeons, Macaws. Ducks.
Malaysia, Australia, Africa, Papua New Guinea, Thailand, Indonesia,
Tanzania, China, Holland, South America and other countries in South
(World of Parrots)
Milky Stork Feeding
All activities are subject to changes and
Opening hours of the park: 9.00 - 19.00 hours.
Transport: By taxi or by bus 30 from Jalan Sultan Mohamed, or 22 or 38 from Lebuh Pasar
Duration approx. 2 -3 hours
KL Bird Park
No. 920 Jalan Lembah Taman Tasik Perdana
50480 Kuala Lumpur Tel
: 603-2272 1010
Fax : 603-2273 5428