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TERENGGANU - EAST COAST REGION OF PENINSULAR MALAYSIA
HULU TERENGGANU - Ajil Pheasant Park
 
 

AJIL PHEASANT PARK

(TAMAN KUANG AJIL)

 

Every year-end marks the routine of packing your bags and stuffing the whole family into the MPV, but this particular trip has added a little spice compared to our usual whirlwind eating, shopping and arguing about who gets to sit by the window. We headed to Terengganu to visit the nature and to unwind from our urban woes and appreciate magnificent creatures of flight- birds. Heading towards Kuala Berang and Kenyir Lake is the Ajil Pheasant Park that was certified as the biggest bird park in the country by the Malaysian Book of Records. Fancy that - who knew the sleepy town was a gateway to wildlife wonders? Entrance fee into the park is at an affordable RM10.00 for foreign tourists, local adults at RM6.00 while children are RM4.00. School children are given a special rate of only RM2.00.

 

 

One should be wary that this is a 1.7-acre park that requires steady pair of legs and comfortable shoes. However, any disheartenment would disappear when one enters the caged park. Visitors will be awestruck by the showcase of mynahs and parakeets presented in their natural settings,a soothing and colourful sight to behold. As you made your way along, you were greeted by more than 600 birds of various species too. Among those we observed and were a hit with curious young children were the bred Chinese Ringneck, Red Golden, Ghigi Yellow, Lady Amherst, Lady Cross, True Silver, White Lewis, Black Lewis, Reeves Pheasants, Siamese Fireback, Black Ringneck, White peafowl, Pied Peafowl, and Indian Blue Peafowl, Swinhoe?s Pheasant, Temminck?s Tragopan, Himalayan Monal (lmpeyan), Nepal Kalij, Blue Eared Pheasant, Edward?s Pheasant, Elliot?s Pheasant, Hume?s Bar-Tailed Pheasant and White Crested Kalij.

 
 

 

Spending a day in Ajil was incredibly bonding for all of us. Not only that the family had the chance to come up close to God?s beautiful handiwork together, it created unforgettable memories.., and beautiful shots on my Nikon D80, of course.

 

Specializing in beautiful arrays of colourful pheasants and peacock, the park keeps 38 out of the 49 species of pheasants in the world. The most exotic find at the park would be the gorgeous Green Peafowl. It is shame that the timeless creature is currently being threatened by extinction due to poaching and destruction of its habitat and was last spotted in Terengganu in the 60s. It has been listed as vulnerable on the International Union for the Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN) Red List of Threatened Species. The male Green Peafowl can grow from 1.8m to 2.5m in length and weighs between 3kg and 5kg while the female grows from lm to 1.lm long and weighs between 1kg and 1.5kg. Green Peafowis were previously dwells on river banks and forest fringes. Despite its large wingspan the bird can only manage flying short distances. Its diet consists of termites, berries, grass seeds, peppers, flower petals, grasshoppers, small moths, small reptiles, fruits and small animals.

 

Many of the birds housed in the park were brought in from Europe including Belgium, Netherlands and Germany and are nurtured and cared by teacher and park owner, whose passion to protect birds from extinction and other hazards has developed the park from a mere three pheasants to a growing collection of birds housed in pens which Oh himself built. Ajil Pheasant Park is not always about birds as it is a sanctuary for other mammals as well. We were delighted by the appearance of shy adult deers and a few species of monkeys swinging about which we were told would soon be accompanied by other animals of the forest like the fox and porcupine. Meanwhile, the vast topography provides opportunities to grow medicinal herbs in unused areas of the park to be studied by scholars and researchers.

 
 
 
HULU TERENGGANU - Ajil Pheasant Park
TERENGGANU - EAST COAST REGION OF PENINSULAR MALAYSIA