Anyone with an interest in wildlife, adults and children alike, will appreciate Bali Bird and Reptile Park. Located in Gianyar Province, the park is the perfect opportunity to see some beautiful examples of plant and animal life in Bali. Hundreds of bird species inhabit the gardens of the park and have origins from not only Bali but around the world. The reptile collection is equally impressive and features snakes, lizards, turtles, and other creatures, including the incomparable Komodo dragon.
The birds of the Bali Bird Park are kept in large enclosures that give them the space they need to stretch their wings. Some species are sure to stay put and are therefore free to fly around the park, finding comfort in its tall trees. The park covers a large area that enables visitors to truly feel that they are exploring a world of birds.
Families with children will be happy to have the opportunity to feed and sometimes even touch some of the friendlier varieties. The aviaries allow visitors to admire the beauty of the most exotic birds up close and without danger to either the observer or the precious animals.
The Bali Bird Park is dedicated to helping protect bird species and conserve their environments. It has a special breeding program and visitors can take a look at eggs and hatching in a special section of the park devoted to promoting the reproduction of the species and protecting the newly born birds. Special attention is given to the Bali starling, a famous but endangered bird that lives in the area.
Visitors who don’t know much about birds shouldn’t worry. There are numerous informational displays available to describe the birds and help you identify what you see.
Bird shows add to the fun and the delight of children. These shows give you the opportunity to learn more about the birds and watch their impressive flying and hunting skills. There is also a special theater showing a fun movie that helps kids learn about bird migration while staying entertained.
The bird and reptile areas are located right next to one another. The park is located in the village of Batulbalan, on Jalan Serma Cok Ngurah Gambir. It is open daily from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and has dining venues, a souvenir and craft store, as well as vendors of cool drinks to provide visitors with refreshments throughout their exploration of the park. Human as well as bird and reptile health is promoted through many disinfectant areas at the park entrances, where visitors can wash and are sprayed with safe disinfectants before entering and prior to leaving.
At present, children under two years old can enter for free. The fee for adults is 24usd while kids between two and twelve are admitted for 12usd.