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Tropical Punch Tour: Malaysia Part 13
A visit to the KL Bird Park in Kuala Lumpur.
Author: garry
Tuesday, July 13, 2010
Tuesday, July 13, 2010
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia


Feeling fatigued? Step underneath the Energy Dome! Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.


A couple of punker birds at the KL Bird Park in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.


What you lookin' at? A big ostrich gives you the evil eye at the KL Bird Park in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.


Big Red chewing gum, I mean bird at the KL Bird Park in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.


A local hangs out on the fence at the KL Bird Park in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.


I made good use of my hat and sunblock today with a visit to the KL Bird Park. Billing itself as the world's largest free-flight walk-in aviary, it features a paved trail that winds through 21 acres of semi-natural jungle habitat dotted with funky concrete streams and waterfalls. In all, the park is home to over 3000 birds--some caged and some that fly free under a huge net that covers the whole place--from Southeast Asia and other tropical regions in South America, Africa and the Middle East. Some bird families represented included flamingos, hornbills, parrots, peacocks and too many more to even think about, let alone list.

A hornbill gets the close-up stipulated in his contract at the KL Bird Park in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.


A goldfish feeding frenzy at the KL Bird Park in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.


A Picasso-esque parrot hangs out at the KL Bird Park in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.


Talk to me! Another parrot hangs out at the KL Bird Park in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.


A local 50-50s a handrail at the KL Bird Park in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.


At one point when a big ol' ostrich stared me down, it reminded me a little bit of a large, flightless, carnivorous bird called Phororhacos, and I was hoping for a sighting, until I found out it's been extinct for around 10 million years. Oh well, my bad. After I walked back to Chinatown, I ate at my favorite food cart, watched a really good movie about Johnny Cash called Walk the Line, then had one last hurrah at the cart again later at night and said my goodbyes to the fine feathered folks who run it. Come this time tomorrow night, I'll be in Thailand.

My favorite food cart in Chinatown, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.


The fine feathered folks who run my favorite food cart in Chinatown, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.


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