Bird Park Kuala Lumpur or also known as KL Bird Park, located in the serene and scenic Kuala Lumpur Lake Gardens, it is only 10 minutes drive away from the city centre of Kuala Lumpur. It is the home to more than 3,000 birds of approximately 200 species of local and foreign birds. Kuala Lumpur Lake Gardens 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.
Bird Park Kuala Lumpur sprawling approximately 20.9 acres of verdant valley terrain, the park is divided into 4 zones; Zone 1 and 2 make up the free-flight zone; Zone 3 is the Hornbill Park and Zone 4 is where the birds are placed in separate cages and mini aviaries. One of KL Bird Park’s most extraordinary feature is that in Zone 1, 2 and 3, birds are let free in the aviary which closely resembles their natural habitat. With this free-flight concept, birds are able to breed naturally in this unique environment.
The main feature that distinguishes KL Bird Park from any other bird parks is the concept of free-flight. One of the most prominent evidence that these birds have adapted so well to this environment is that they are already able to breed naturally. The availability of numerous suitable nesting sites; bountiful sources of fallen leaves, branches and twigs makes KL Bird Park a highly conducive environment for breeding. Further proof of this would be the year after year’s successful breeding seasons.
Martha Stewart, America’s Domestic Goddess, decided to make a scheduled stop-over at KL Bird Park on May 21st, 2010. Accompanied by her niece, Sophie Herbert, good friend Memrie Lewis and experienced park staffs; Ms Stewart a bird-lover herself made good use of her 2 hours visit to the park by interacting with, feeding and taking photographs with various birds. Among the birds that she pleasantly cross-paths with are lories, hornbills, cockatoos, macaws and Kitty the Malay Eagle-Owl. To sum-up the whole visit, as per Ms Stewart’s, Ms Herbert’s and Ms Lewis’s honest beaming expression at the end of the visit, one could for sure presume that they had a great time!
How To Get To Bird Park Kuala Lumpur?
By public transport
- Rapid KL Bus No. B115 from Kotaraya to Jalan Parlimen
- KL Hop-On-Hop-Off Double Decker Tour Bus Service, disembark at Station No. 14 in front of KL Bird Park Main Entrance. Buses available at every 30 to 45 minutes interval.
- By KTM Commuter Train, disembark at the KTM Old Railway Kuala Lumpur Station located near the National Mosque
- Public taxis – Advisable to look for taxis that uses the coupon or meter system.
If you are driving
- GPS address: Bird Park
- GPS coordinates: N3 08.581 E101 41.294
- From Jalan Bangsar, head straight towards KTM Railway Station round-a-bout, turn left towards Masjid Negara
- From Jalan Mahameru, turn left into Jalan Parlimen. At traffic light, turn right towards the Kuala Lumpur Lake Gardens.
Bird Park Kuala Lumpur is just mere minutes from Kuala Lumpur City Centre, 5 minutes from KL Sentral station and 15 minutes from Apple Hotel at Jalan Alor.
KL Bird Park
No. 920 Jalan Lembah Taman Tasik Perdana
50480 Kuala Lumpur
Tel : 603-2272 1010
Fax : 603-2273 5428
KL Bird Park Official website : http://www.klbirdpark.com