Birds of Eden the largest free flight bird aviary in the world, Plettenberg Bay Garden Route Adventures South Africa
Birds of Eden the largest free flight bird aviary in the world, Plettenberg Bay Garden Route Adventures South Africa
A bird's heart beats 400 times per minute while they are at rest. When they are flying however, their heart could beat up to 1000 beats per minute.
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welcome to birds of eden - a true free flight bird sanctuary

BIRDS OF EDEN, IS THE GARDEN ROUTE’S VERY OWN WORLD CLASS 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 bird feature
Messenger Pigeons

Humans have enlisted animals to help fight their battles since the dawn of war, and today’s militaries use an even wider range of creatures f...


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The Dodo

The first thing you should know about the Dodo bird (Raphus Cucullatus) is that it no longer exists. It was driven to extinction by humans in 1681. Dodos were only found on the island of Mauritius in the Indian Ocean. Portuguese sailors were the first Europeans to stumble upon them. Sailors, settlers and the subsequent release of feral populations of cats, dogs and pigs, destroyed the dodo's habitat and used the dodo for food. 175 years after their discovery, the last dodo was dead.



The dodo developed in near isolation, without any natural p...


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birds of eden photo gallery - most recent pictures
lorikeets at Birds of Eden
lorikeets at Birds of Eden
Lorikeet at Birds of Eden
Lorikeet at Birds of Eden
Lorikeet at Birds of Eden
Lorikeet at Birds of Eden
friends Sun Lorikeet at Birds of Eden
friends Sun Lorikeet at Birds ...
Lorikeet Birds of Eden
Lorikeet Birds of Eden
Sun Lorikeet at Birds of Eden
Sun Lorikeet at Birds of Eden
Guests at Birds of Eden
Guests at Birds of Eden
Bearded Barbet at Birds of Eden
Bearded Barbet at Birds of Ede ...
Aracari at Birds of Eden
Aracari at Birds of Eden
Macaw
Macaw
Ringneck
Ringneck at Birds of Eden
on eggs
on eggs
Ibis
Ibis at the water
Toucan
Toucan
close to a Flamingo
close to a Flamingo
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"Scientists are complaining that the new Dinosaur movie shows dinosaurs with lemurs, who didn't evolve for another million years. They're afraid the movie will give kids a mistaken impression. What about the fact that the dinosaurs are singing and dancing?” "
Jay Leno

 


 
GPS Co-ordinates:
Turn off to Monkeyland & Birds of Eden
from N2 S33º 56' 46.09" E23º 29’ 8.13”

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