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Although there are many famous places to enjoy in the Penang islands, there is one place which is often undermined and this place happens to be the Penang’s Bird Park. Due to its location, it is unfortunately less popular among the tourists when compared with the several other attractions. However, what you are missing out on is the fact that this park happens to be quite an entertaining place to visit considering the several other overpriced places.

Established in the year 1988, it was opened by YAB DAto’s Seri Dr Mahatir bin Mohamad, the Prime Minister of Malaysia. Today it happens to be the home of more than 150 bird species that are exported from all over the world. You can therefore catch the glimpse of almost all the bird species by visiting this park.

On your visit to the park, you will find two walk in aviaries and the two major geodesic domed enclosures that resembles the natural habitat of the birds. When it comes to the grand bird collection, you are going to find owl, parakeet, emu, hornbill, pheasant, duck, fowl, pigeon, lory, peacock, myna, barbet, eagle, kingfisher, pelican, heron, flamingo, magpie, flowerpecker, sparrow amongst many others. You are also going to find some other animals such as the monitor lizards, soft shelled turtle, mouse deers, 18 feet long python and deers.

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Spread over an area of five acres, it’s a huge place that is filled with some of your favorite birds and animals. This is why, when visiting the park, you are required to take some 3-4 hours out to experience all the birds and the animals that the park serves as a home to. Even though the birds are caged up, you can not easily get close to them, but you can always capture the beautiful memory in the form of photographs. Still, there is an area allocated to the feeding of birds, where you can purchase worms to feed them for an economical price.

The bird show takes place everyday at this park from 11.30 am to 3.30pm. In this show, the birds perform different tricks that they are taught. During your visit, you would experience walking around the emus, the flamingos and the deer just as if they are patrolling it. You can pluck grass from the ground to feed the deer from your hand.

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Even though its known as the bird park, there are many significant species of the deer that are also present inside including mouse deer—Kancil. There is an animal assortment on top of it where you will find the 18 ft long crocodile, 10 ft long freshwater fish from the South American’s Amazon river. The timid leaf monkeys are also included in the animal collection of the Penang Bird Park.

All in all the Bird Park of Penang is surely a very attractive place to visit and enjoy at. It would increase your bird knowledge and as not a lot of tourists visit it, you can easily stroll all around it without worrying about it becoming overcrowded. For more details, you can also consult with our Penang touring services!

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