There are a lot of must visit places in Kuala Lumpur itself and one place that everyone should stop by is at KL Bird Park. The world's largest free walk-in aviary! That is so right! Well, I didn't do any research before going there and just found out when I got there. It was indeed big. With a land area of 20.9 acre and thousands of birds!
You can check more facts in Wikipedia.
The place is on a hill and I advise you to better ride a taxi if you are not used to walking uphill. It will be a lot of walk before going there and a lot more walk inside. So it is best to ride instead, also there are many promos for transportation apps that we can use - well when we are lucky.
The entrance ticket for one adult is 67 RM while for children it is 45 RM. Check their website here for more details.
Visitors aren't allowed to bring Food or drinks in certain areas. There is a small store that sells food and drinks inside when you want some snacks to bite on.
They provide a map and a paper wristband to make sure that visitors can just walk around without a tourist guide.
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The first thing we saw were small birds with their tree houses.
Visitors aren't allowed to touch the birds. They aren't that tame enough, well except when you have food for them. We are also not allowed to give them any kind of food. There are specific food we are allowed to feed for them.
As we walked around the area, we saw a lot of birds just walking together freely.
Peacocks everywhere, birds everywhere whether big or small. When we went near the restaurant, there was a carp pond and a fish and bird feed vending machine. We took one for just 2 RM and feed the fishes. The fishes seemed to be so smart, when people get close to the pond, they know we have food and get themselves ready to take the food.
There are hornbills around the pond.
There is another caged area after that, with a bigger cage for lories and loriekeets where you can enjoy feeding them.
There are bird feeding scheduled from 10 AM until 5 PM and other birds only on certain times.
On our way to the bird show, we passed behind a man made waterfall.
While there is a bird show which starts at 1:30 PM. At 15 minutes before the schedule, we sat down to take the best seat which was the best idea ever.
Here are some photos of the bird show.
When we finished the bird show, we continued our stroll and we end up seeing ostriches, emus, and the life cycle of birds and more info about birds and the breeding area where you see some chicks. We expected to see more but we only saw an air conditioned room full of bird information.
We also fed the ostriches and emus with the food available, which are leaves with stems. That day we learned that ostriches can be picky at times and I don't understand what they really want to eat. And the emus are quite competitive with food. One of them just wants to eat everything we give.
Then we tried to feed the free flying birds with the food that we had from the fish pond remembering that it stated as "bird and fish food". Apparently, it was indeed a bird food but the ones who eats are the white small birds.
I tried feeding the peacock too but I only got one chance. We walked around more and it was funny that the small white birds kept following Calvin and one of it even flew on his shoulders.
He was both surprised and scared but we didn't shoo the bird away, instead he kept giving food on that bird because he was scared it will bit him or something.
Then, while we were resting on the feeding area, we saw a male peacock showing his tails. Well, we already saw him at first but I first thought that he was scared and was trying to scare us. At that time when we were resting, I realized and remembered what I read long ago that male peacocks are doing that to show off to the female peacocks. However, at some points, they also show their tails to other birds or us?
While waiting and resting there with less people, we noticed a staff getting a huge bird from a cage and pulling it to go out. I was looking at it intensely curious and indeed curiosity kills the cat. The staff called me, he showed me to hold the beak of the bird and I can touch the bird as much as I can. In which I did.
I touched it and held its beak hard enough for it not to go away and bite me. The neck part was really soft to the touch, softer than a kitten's fur or a dog's fur. The feathers were so light and soft. Calvin had a touch to and we let it go since the staff said to just let go of the bird. It was an amazing experience. We got tired from walking and we were able to touch that creature.
More photos of birds!
We spent almost 4 hours in the area itself walking around, looking at the beauty of the different birds. Such a spectacle and a wonderful memory for both Calvin and me to see.
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