From what began as a life-long hobby, the late Jannie La Grange and his wife Lettie opened the La Grange Birdpark in Boksburg in 1975. Jannie La Grange was a one-time pigeon-racer and private bird keeper who used to keep a collection of birds at home. After he noticed that more and more of his friends would visit the house in order to look at his birds, he decided to open a bird park.
At La Grange Bird Park you'll be able to experience an impressive collection of both exotic and indigenous birds. There's a huge selection of parrots and waterfowl from all over the globe, and the more unusual inhabitants such as the Great White Pelicans, Marabou Storks, Cassowarry, and Eagle Owls are also worth a visit. Visitors can enjoy watching and learning about these extraordinary creatures in the park.
The Blue Crane, the national bird of South Africa, is a unique species that inhabits the grasslands across the continent. However, due to poaching, they have become almost extinct and their numbers are not what they should be. These beautiful "blue" birds are one of the many you’ll see strutting about in the park, as well as the closely related African Crowned and Demoiselle Cranes. Other birds you can expect to see include the pink flamingo, Amazon green, ostrich, emu, kookaburra, lorikeets, and the graceful swan. Each bird in the La Grange Bird Park is rightfully given the room to grow and obtain their own personality. There is a tea garden in the park.