Sun Apr 28, 2013 1:35PM
Tehran has a bird park. Mayor Mohammad Baqer Qalibaf said during the inauguration ceremony on Sunday that the specially designed park is a natural habitat for thousands of heavenly birds from across the globe. He also thanked local authorities for building the unique recreational project for the residents and visitors of the capital city. A joint initiative with companies and experts from Germany, Italy and The Netherlands, the new park blends natural environment and education, where visitors can learn about 3000 species of birds. The Mayor of District 4 says the park, which benefited from Tehran Municipality funds, provides a protected wetland habitat throughout the year, an ideal resting, feeding and breeding site for birds. Some of the species - ranging from eagles to parrots, ducks, partridges, pheasants, peacock, ducks and geese, plus species of rare kind are in well-kept cages and a large aviary. Others are free to fly in and out of a purpose-built stream, attracting other birds in the process. Hundreds of trees have also been planted in and around the park so that visitors could see the birds in their natural habitat. The park is open to the public throughout the week from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.