Palawan Butterfly Ecological Garden and Tribal Village

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Palawan Butterfly Ecological Garden and Tribal Village

Palawan Butterfly Ecological Garden and Tribal Village
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The Palawan Butterfly Ecological Garden and Tribal Village is a place that reflects the mesmerising beauty of a province that is known as the "Last Frontier of the Philippines". It showcases a sheer variety or tropical butterflies from the Southern region of the country. These free flying butterflies are surrounded with live exhibits of scorpions, green-crested lizards, phasmid and mantises which are considered their natural predators. It is a window to the natural ecology of these colourful insects. Another added attraction are the rescued endemic wildlife of Palawan. These animals are given the chance of a second life by being rescued from poachers and wouldn't have survived in the wild because of the probability of suffering the same fate all over again. Like the Palawan Peacock Peasant and the Palawan Bearcat, these animals are now ambassadors of their own species in the wild. By educating the public about these wild yet gentle creatures the facility promotes public awareness about how our actions as human beings can affect greatly everything in our environment.
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Aaqarsh Aiyyar
Chennai (Madras), India2,454 contributions
Feb 2020 • Friends
The butterflies flutters around the park, while its natural predators like lizards and snakes are caged in glasses. The park also features crocodiles, pigs, bear and many other indigenous wildlife species.

The best part was the demonstration of the Palawan tribal life. The natural smile in the face of the indigenous people, who made Palawan island as their home thousand years ago,is priceless. Having their pet python around my neck was thrilling.

The products on display is largely to help their livelihoods. The entrance ticket is 50 pesos. This is a must-visit spot in Puerto Princesa.
Written March 21, 2020
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Xoxo_Zay
7 contributions
Feb 2020
I enjoy the native folk culture experience here. and I get to see the Palawan endemic animals up close..
Written March 12, 2020
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John C
97 contributions
Feb 2020 • Friends
Beautiful butterflies but this place is a small zoo. Not sure about the local family as part of the zoo, living in a mock up village! Couldn't quite get my head round this?
Written February 22, 2020
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Carlos G
London, UK26 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
Very pleasant gardens with lovely butterflies and cartoon natives. I suppose this is a way of generating income. Enjoyable.
Written February 1, 2020
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Merlin L
Guangzhou, China31 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
We went here after going to bakers hill, because it was close.
50 pesos entry and we had a short tour around the small enclosure, but it's such a lovely place! Amazingly they have local indigenous Palawan people, and they show some of their traditional crafts and musical instruments, and show some skills like making fire and shooting blow darts.
This felt like an absolute gem of a place, and while the butterfly's were amazing, they also had bearcats, (a real thing!) Scorpions geckos, some different insects and snakes.
If you're close, I recommend going, it won't take more than an hour and you'll be glad you went.
I suggest you buy something or put some money in the tip box, it's so cheap and the money goes to support the indigenous communities.
Written February 1, 2020
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Mariann Tormon
Iloilo City, Philippines191 contributions
Nov 2019
Locals call it Butterfly Garden so we thought it was all-butterfly inside. We even refused the offer of our tour guide to visit this place. We were supposed to go to the Crocodile Farm but since it was closed for the holiday, we rerouted here.

We were welcomed with a photo session, and given the option of paying for the photos that would show that we've been here and held butterflies on our palms (edited of course).

We did not bother see the butterflies as we were more interested in seeing the bearcats and other caged forest animals that were rescued. We were also enthralled with the different kinds of anthropodes and insects that were displayed on open cages wherein tourists can dare touch and hold.

We get to meet one of the indigenous tribes from the south of Palawan, the Palaw'an Tribe. They performed their crafts and music in front of us and we get pose with them in their spears and arrows, as well as, hold their pet python and sat in front of their huts

A must-see in Puerta Princesa indeed
Written January 26, 2020
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RockPaperTravel
Edmonton, Canada624 contributions
Jan 2020
Tiny cages for the animals and reptiles. Many of the butterflies had damaged wings. The tribal village seemed artificial and the tribe members awkward and unhappy to be there. I wouldn’t waste your time going - it was a stop on our city tour. If I had paid for a taxi to go there and back specifically I would have been extremely disappointed
Written January 7, 2020
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RoadTripRoger
Putnam, CT610 contributions
Apr 2019
This is a tourist stop and an "eco-center" of sorts, where a butterfly garden has some nice specimens. Exotic animals are on display, like a bearded warthog, scorpions and a couple of furry black bearcats snoozing on a branch. A bearcat (actual name: binturong) is neither bear nor cat, but a cousin of the civet, the Asian animal employed to pass coffee beans through its digestive system, supposedly adding uncommon flavor once the beans are collected, cleaned (presumably) and brewed. We also get a look at a creepy colony of scorpions, and we get up close and personal with a boa constrictor.
Written December 22, 2019
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clairmontjeff
Hue, Vietnam1,182 contributions
Nov 2019 • Friends
Our tour group chose this as 1 of options. The garden were ok, and there some butterflies but not as many as I expected to see.
Written November 23, 2019
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John A
Palawan Island, Philippines59 contributions
Nov 2019 • Couples
Fantastic place with friendly knowledge staff and lovely environment with good facilities. MUST SEE if in Puerto princeca
Written November 21, 2019
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