welcome to birds of eden - a true free flight bird sanctuary



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Birds of Eden's unique two hectare dome (the World’s largest) spans over a gorge of indigenous forest. The sanctuary has its own mysterious ruin, which incorporates a walk-behind waterfall. Another feature is its amphitheatre, which has the ability to seat over 200 visitors.

The decision to develop Birds of Eden stems from the need to create a safe environment in which to release a large collection of free-flight African birds, miniature monkeys and the sanctuary also enables bird owners to apply to release their pet birds into the sanctuary, after undergoing rehabilitation.

Birds of Eden opened its doors to the public in December 2005. Currently over 3,500 birds live at the sanctuary.

For further information, directions etc. please contact Lara (marketing) or Lee (curator / manager).



birds of eden news
The secretary bird
It might be rather scary to meet a bird as big as this walking down the street! It's body is about three feet long, and with its long legs it stands about four feet tall. It looks like a l...

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Bee Eaters

The name Bee Eater was apparently first used in 1668 by Charleton (Onomasticon, p. 87) as a translation of the Latin and Greek Merops, though he said that the bird was rarely or never found in England - the European Bee Eater being the Merops apiaster of ornithology.  The term Bee Eater being appropriate (as is shown by its equivalent in cognate tongues-Danish, Biaeder; German, Bienenfresser), it has been continued to be applied to this species, and subsequently extended to others more or less closely allied to it, forming a small but natural Family, Meropidae.

They belong to the order Coraciiformes, and are distinguished for their brilliant colorati...

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"The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated. "
Mohandas Gandhi

GPS Co-ordinates:
 S33 56' 46.09" E23 29' 8.13"
Directions: Turn off to Monkeyland & Birds of Eden from N2

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