The Kuala Lumpur bird park was a resounding success

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….)

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Check out those colors!

If you spend any time in Malaysia, odds are pretty darn good you will fly in or out of the Kuala Lumpur (“KL”) airport.

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I’ve never seen a bird sit like this before.

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.

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More pretty colors!

 

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.

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They were pinker in person.

But, I have to say, it was a tad disappointing.

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This guy was brighter in person too.

There were some beautiful birds.

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Have you ever seen a bird this red?

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.

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Looking for fish.

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).

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Twins?

And, it was disappointing that they sold food to feed the birds, causing certain birds to follow us around looking for food.

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Check out the head on this guy!

And, it was really sad that they had to put up signs telling people not to throw things at the birds.

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The inspiration for the ood?

But, we did see some really cool birds and we were able to get really close to them.  And, I’m glad we went.

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This guy loved posing for photos.

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.

 

 

About theschneiduks

Lisa has a degree in biology and another in law and has spent the last 20 years working as a patent litigator. She is a voracious reader of young adult dystopian fiction and watches far too much bad tv. She loves pretty much anything to do with zombies, and doesn’t think there is anything weird about setting an alarm at 6 am on a weekend to stumble to a pub to watch her beloved Chelsea boys. Robert has had many professions, including a chef, a salesman, an IT guy and most recently, a stay at home dog dad. He speaks Italian and hopes to learn Spanish on this trip. He loves nothing more than a day spent sailing, hopes to do more scuba diving, and rues the day he introduced Lisa to football (i.e., soccer).
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