KUALA LUMPUR – The Kuala Lumpur Bird Park is home to 2,396 birds from 136 species based on an audit in October.
According to a statement from the Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) today, the DBKL had handed over 2,306 birds from 114 species, to the operator of the park in 2001.
It drew attention that the space constraint and the suitability of the area were among factors which posed a problem for the breeding of the local birds which was in the bird collection.
“However, DBKL will continue to cooperate with the National Park and Wildlife Department to find a solution for the problem,” said the statement, adding that an early plan was to set up a breeding centre close to the park.
The statement was issued in response to a media report which claimed the number of birds at the park was dropping while the environment at the park was not conducive.
It also quoted a worker at the park as saying many of the birds had died because the food fed to them by visitors could not be assimilated by certain species and also touched on the price of tickets.
Denying the allegation on the death of the birds due to improper feeding, the statement said: “Post-mortem on deaths of birds by veterinarians found no case as reported or claimed.” – Bernama