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).



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What is a kiwi?

Kiwi (Apteryx spp.) are flightless birds endemic to New Zealand.  They are a member of the Order Struthioniformes, which are large, flightless birds of Gondwanan origin and include ostriches, emus, cassowaries, rheas, and the extinct moa.  Collectively these birds are known as ratites, and along with tinamous, they make up the Paleognathae superorder of birds. Paleognaths are the most ancient lineage of birds, having diverged from neognaths (all other birds) around 100-120 million years ago.

Kiwi are oddities in the bird world, and have been described as “honorary mammals&rd...

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"Our avian brothers are back to roost on the first leg of their annual sojourn south. Why them and not us? Maybe it's because we humans are meant to be rooted in one spot. "
Mitchell Burgess, Northern Exposure, The Bad Seed, 1992

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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