An aviary spanning one acre and housing 46 species of birds was inaugurated in Bahria town in Karachi on Friday.

The aviary, the only one of its kind in the country, has a total of about 600 songbirds. It has been designed to look like a jungle where fog effects have also been created through an advanced lighting system.

According to a statement released, the aviary was built according to the vision of President of Bahria City, Malik Riaz Hussain, and General Manager of Bahria City, Karachi, Ali Riaz Malik. It contains the latest aviary equipment.

During its inaugural ceremony, residents of Bahria City visited the Aviary in large numbers, along with VIPs from Karachi, Bahria City administration and their families.

The 46 species of birds in the one-acre aviary were brought from different parts of the world. Through the design of a forest, the birds were given a natural environment.

Those who visit the aviary also get the feel of a jungle and this aspect makes it a unique aviary across Pakistan.

The sounds of various songbirds create natural music. Birds include cockatoos, macaws, finches, lorikeets, parakeets, gray parrots, nightingales, Asiatic koels and other species.

Visitors can experience these exotic birds in their natural environment. They can even feed these birds.

The aviary also offers different souvenirs for bird lovers. The recreational facility not only attracts children, but also seniors.

The Bahria Town Karachi has already offered the people of Karachi an international standard theme park, a 36-hole golf club, an Eiffel Tower-like structure and a carnival. The housing company has also built the largest stadium in the country and the third largest mosque in the world for the people. A seven-star hotel is also under construction in the city of Bahria.