off on a unique avian fun and adventure with a visit to Penang Bird Park! An
approximately two-hectare bird sanctuary on the mainland Penang in Seberang
Perai, it’s a welcoming retreat for expert bird watchers and nature enthusiasts
alike. You’ll get to see here some 3000 birds from 300 plus species in a
marvelous setting, accurately modeled to replicate their natural habitat,
ranging from tropical rainforest to mangrove swamps.
than 150 species of the overall bird residents seen here are native Malaysian
specialties, such as peacocks, pheasants, kingfishers, sunbirds, hornbills, and
flowerpeckers. Stroll along its two massive walk-in aviaries, explore its two
geodesic domes, and make your way through 150 plus cages to get up close and
personal with these fascinating creatures which even include the endangered
specialties like Batchman’s Warbler, Nicobar pigeon, Dodo, etc.
also shelters non-bird residents covering an astounding array of reptiles and
mammals, the prominent being monitor lizards, arapaima gigas, green iguana,
turtles, and the mouse deer which is the world’s smallest deer. Apart from
these, the park is known for its unique conservation program focused on the
protection and survival of some of the rarest Malaysian bird species at the
verge of extinction.
worth mentioning are the beautifully landscaped gardens that comprise several
distinct varieties of plant and floral selections like bamboo, palms, orchids,
and hibiscus. Add to this the stunning features by way of scintillating
waterfalls, Chinese-style wooden bridges, and exquisite natural ponds enhanced
by lively fishes and charming lilies. Assuredly, all these form a perfect
backdrop to capture some great pictures as you pose with the endearing swans,
ducks, herons, and flamingos, among others.
added fun and excitement, you can take time to hand-feed birds and even choose
to spectacle the bird show that lets you enjoy the remarkable performance of
parrots and eagles. There is also a restaurant serving both Malaysian and
international culinary delights.