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|Penang Bird Park|
|Written by Administrator III|
|Friday, 02 January 2009 15:07|
The Penang Bird Park is situated at Bandar Seberang Jaya and is built with a garden concept where beautiful landscaping takes priority in creating such a place of tranquility. The 5-acres bird park is just a five minute drive from the Penang Bridge, the longest suspension bridge in Asia.
Being the first of its kind in Malaysia, the Penang Bird Park was opened to the public on 8th August 1988. This park is made out of many beautiful aviaries with imitated natural environment, including two huge 'walk-in' aviaries, Geodesic domes, and more than one hundred cages in various sizes which houses more than 300 different species of colourful birds from Malaysia and other parts of the world. The various birds you can find at the park are swans, pelicans, storks, herons, and other playful waterfowls of which roam freely on and around the two natural ponds and the cascading waterfalls. Other birds such as the macaws, parrots, pheasants, hornbills, birds-of-prey, finches, sunbirds, soft-bills, kingfishers and many others, formed part of the vast varieties of birds being kept at the park for exhibition and breeding purposes. Penang Bird Park is well-praised for its excellent collection of more than 150 Malaysian bird species.
Blending with these gorgeous birds are the vast collections of hibiscus, orchids, palm-trees, bamboo and ponds full of lotus, in their natural growing habitat. Among other things of interest are the auditorium for bird shows, a number of "pondok" or huts, built in various shapes of our traditional Malay architectural design, and the beautiful wooden bridges.
The Penang Bird Park is a place for the bird lover, nature lover and a place for a relaxing family outing as well as a MUST see for the tourists who have come to visit Penang.
Daily Bird Shows:
Opened Daily : 9am - 7pm (Last entry at 6.30pm)
Guided tours are provided for school children (Please ask for details).
Bird Park Restaurant (Flamingo Cottage)
BIRD PARK (PENANG) SDN. BHD.
*Photo courtesy Life Publishers Berhad
|Last Updated on Wednesday, 26 October 2011 22:38|