The Bird Park of Kuala Lumpur
With the world’s largest aviary and several species of awesome hornbills, the Bird Park in Kuala Lumpur (eng. Birdpark Kuala Lumpur, mal. Taman Burung Kuala Lumpur) tries to attract visitors. The Kuala Lumpur Bird Park is said to house about 3,000 birds and 200 different species. There are a total of 4 different zones on over 8.5 hectares. 90% of the animals that live in the Kuala Lumpur Bird Park are also native to Malaysia. 10% of the animals come from other regions of the world. The park opened in 1991 and has the largest free-flight aviary in the world that visitors can walk through.
When is the Kuala Lumpur Bird Park open daily?
The Kuala Lumpur Bird Park is open daily from 9am – 6pm. Also during public holidays and school holidays. If the opening hours change, it is worth visiting the Homepage of KL Bird Park Malaysia.
How much is the entrance fee at the Bird Park?
As is well known by now in direct comparison with Asian countries, the cost of a holiday in Malaysia is somewhat higher than in Thailand or Indonesia. We paid RM 63 entrance fee per person. That corresponds to about 14.50 euros. This price applies to tourists. Children of tourists are charged RM 42. For locals, the entrance fee is much cheaper. Here, adults are charged RM25 and children RM6.
Where to find Bird Park Kuala Lumpur?
The bird park is close to the botanical garden, butterfly park and orchid garden. Therefore, it is worth taking in some of these sights right away, you don’t need a whole day in the respective parks.
Address: KL Bird Park, 920, Jalan Cenderawasih, Perdana Botanical Gardens, 50480 Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
The park is also very easy to reach by public transport. Just take the bus 21C and then change to the 48C, or the bus 18 and then change to the 21A, or take the slightly more expensive connection of the RapidKL bus 115. The park is also easily accessible on foot from the Petronas Towers, a 50-minute walk takes you through some very exciting parts of the city.
Is it worth visiting the bird park?
After spending about 2 hours at the bird park and experiencing the park intensely, we walked out of Kuala Lumpur Bird Park with mixed feelings. The bird park is without question huge and the huge aviaries make the park a very special bird park, however, we found it very unfortunate thatmany of the highly intelligent animals such as parrots are kept in relatively small cages, which were also not really nicely furnished. Especially the grey parrot cage was a masterpiece of how such parrots are not supposed to be kept.
Another point that really struck us very negatively in the parkis the fact that you can take photos with the parrots. There, for 15 ringgit (about 3.5 euros), you sit down on a chair and are given parrots by park employees. Afterwards, the parrots are loudly shouted at by the park staff so that they stretch their wings or put up the feathers on their heads. If the animals in the bird park in Kuala Lumpur were not regarded as the “highlight of the park”, but rather as living creatures, as is certainly the case in other cages and aviaries in the bird park, we would have liked the park far better.
What we did like were thehuge free flight aviaries, the birds in the aviaries were very close to the people and you could watch them very well. Please do not feed them and do not touch them. We saw some children crying because they thought they had to touch the storks, but the storks didn’t really like that and pecked with their beaks.
Program of the Kuala Lumpur Bird Park
As is often the case in bird parks, there are various shows in which spectators can participate. Whether you want to see or support this is of course up to you. Here is the programme of the bird park (as of October 2019).
9.30am – 5.30pm Photos with Birds (Zone 4) 10.00am – 5. 00 h Feeding lorises (Zone 4, World of parrots) 10.00 h Feeding ostriches (Zone 4, World of flightless birds) 10. 30 h Feeding the animals in the large aviary (Zone 1) 11.30 h Hornbills feeding (Zone 3) 12.30 h & 15. 30 hrs Bird Show (Zone 4, Amphitheatre) 14. 30 hrs Feeding of the eagles (Zone 1) 16.00 hrs Feeding of the storks (Zone 4)
Are there drinks and food in the park?
You definitely won’t go hungry or thirsty at Taman Burung Kuala Lumpur. There are a few kiosks with ice cream, snacks and cold drinks. There is also a restaurant in the park that gets very good reviews on Tripadvisor. The Hornbill Restaurant and Cafe can be reached directly via the park, but also has an exit or entrance where you don’t have to pay an entrance fee.
If you’re still hungry after your exciting day, we recommend a visit to Jalan Alor – Kuala Lumpur’s Night Street Food Market