During last Deepavali holiday, my family actually went to Putrajaya Wetland with few other family friends.
It is my first time visiting the place.
The Putrajaya wetlands being also the first man-made wetland in Malaysia, The Wetland Park includes the Wetland Park (138 hectares) and the wetland areas (1977 hectares).
The Wetland has an 18 metre lookout tower, plant nursery, nature trails, flamingo pond, picnic areas as well as cycling area. It also has another area for water sports activites.
We actually went there for cycling with the kids. Although they do not have many bicycles as compared to the Taman Botanic Putrajaya which we visited last round, the bicycles are pretty new.
I went along a tram ride with the tour guide and dropby the flamingo pond with ZS. I found out from the guide that there used to be 28 flamingo there, however only left around 10(if i recalled correctly) due to their inability to cope with the environment and their feathers are white instead of pinkish due to their diet adaptation (they are being fed with pellets instead).
I actually feel kinda upset when i was told they actually cut parts of the feathers (one of the parts) to prevent them from flying away from the place.
I felt this must have been how it is like to be "grounded" at such places for "people" to watch and visit. Pretty sad i felt.
Now i am pondering if i should ever bring my kids to Zoo...i hope there are some places whereby these animals are better treated. I rather watch these animals on the TV/documentaries from now on honestly than visiting these places that "caged"/mistreat the animals just for us(human)'s sake.
Sorry to be so emotional..now..weekends and school holiday coming! Is there anything on plan for the holidays?
I've registered my kids for some ice-skating lessons..woohoo! Looking forward to it!
Stay tuned for more updates on our school holiday adventures!