Penang Bird Park is the first and largest bird park in Malaysia. Established in 1988, the RM1.2 million complex is home to over 300 species of birds (150 of which are of local origin) ranging from kingfishers and tiny exotic sunbirds to vulturine guineafowl and huge, gigantic eight ft-tall ostriches.
Located in Seberang Jaya, within the beautifully- landscaped, five-acre Penang Bird Park are two walk-in aviaries and two geodesic-domed enclosures, resembling the birds’ natural habitat. This allows for free roaming pelicans, flamingos, swans, storks mandarin ducks and other kinds of birds.
Layout of Bird Park
The Penang Bird Park’s surrounds is conceived as a garden oasis with Malay huts by waterfalls, Chinese-style wooden bridges over natural ponds with colourful fish, lotus and water lilies and a rich variety of flora such as hibiscus, orchids, cacti, bamboo and palm trees. A total of 3,000 birds are housed in 150 cages for breeding and conservation purposes.
For those feeling a little peckish after walking around the park, there is a cosy air-conditioned restaurant that serves good local and western food.
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Penang Bird Park is also home to several species of deer (including the kancil – mouse deer). On top of that, there is an assortment of animals such as the 18 ft-long estuarine crocodile, ten ft- long arapaima (freshwater fish from the Amazon River in South America), 18 ft-long giant pythons, giant soft-shelled turtles and more. The park also has more than 20 timid leaf monkeys.
Situated on the mainland along the North-South Highway, the park is easily accessible: from the expressway, simply turn off at the Seberang Jaya intersection, following the signs to Butterworth. Those looking to catch a bus here can hop on the one that leaves KOMTAR for Seberang Jaya.
Penang Bird Park
- Opening Hours: Every day, 9AM-7PM
- Location: Near to Sunway Hotel Seberang Perai
- Address: Jalan Todak, Seberang Jaya, 13700 Perai, Penang.
- Tel: +604 399 1899