Neither one of us got pooped on. And some of the birds took really big, yucky poos so that was quite the accomplishment. Yeah! (I can’t believe I just wrote that….)
If you spend any time in Malaysia, odds are pretty darn good you will fly in or out of the Kuala Lumpur (“KL”) airport.
When we booked a flight out of KL, my one “must do” for our time in KL was to visit the bird park. I had read amazing things about how wonderful the bird park was and how it was a “must do” for anyone, like me, who loves birds. Robert wasn’t nearly as excited about it, but he was willing to humor me.
The KL bird park is one of the largest free-flying aviaries in the world. (It might be the largest, but I’ve also read that one in South Africa is the largest, so who knows???) And, they apparently have been quite successful at breeding some endangered species of birds, which is wonderful.
But, I have to say, it was a tad disappointing.
There were some beautiful birds.
But, it felt like there were very few different species in the open aviaries. And, it felt like there were too many of the same species of bird. We saw so many peacocks, and there were probably well over one hundred of these guys alone.
And, it was cheesy to walk along and then find out you had to pay more to take photos of some of the more colorful and interesting birds (we declined to pay extra to take photos).
And, it was disappointing that they sold food to feed the birds, causing certain birds to follow us around looking for food.
And, it was really sad that they had to put up signs telling people not to throw things at the birds.
But, we did see some really cool birds and we were able to get really close to them. And, I’m glad we went.
But, I think we both agree the aviary in Hong Kong is much better. So, if you have to pick between the two, pick the Hong Kong aviary.