I’ll admit visiting the KL Bird Park in Kuala Lumpur is not exactly an adventure but it’s a nice diversion from the hectic pace of Malaysia’s largest city. Only 10 minutes from the city center The KL Bird Park is located right next to Lake Gardens where you’ll also find the former Malaysia Parliament House.
What makes the KL Bird Park more than just a tourist attraction is it’s use of netting and flora and fauna to replicate natural habitat for the more than 3000 birds. This even allows scientists to use the park as a place to study the nesting and behaviour patterns of many of the species. The KL Bird Park is one of the largest covered bird parks in the world.
Wandering around the park is a great way to connect with nature. This is a man-made environment but most of the birds are able to fly freely in the various zones that divide the complex making for an almost wild experience. It’s also a fun place where you’ll find yourself weaving your way down a path full of cranes or possibly hand-feeding some parrots like I did.
Parrot world is one of the most popular areas of the park, and everyday for about 3 Malaysian Ringgit or $1USD you can feed the Lorries that fly freely in one of the large domed enclosures. They are very sweet with beautiful singing voices. Because they are so accustomed to the hand-feeding of milk and honey by hundreds of people everyday they will hardly notice you exist as they crawl down your arms in anticipation of the free nectar on tap.
While this is all taking place just remember to watch your clothes and shoes, they also will think nothing of dropping a load in between the singing and drinking.
I enjoyed my visit to the park and it made me think that it’s actually kind of fun in between adventures and new discoveries to just relax sometimes and be a tourist.
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