Santa Monica, Puerto Princesa,, Puerto Princesa, 5300 Palawan, Philippines
Palawan Butterfly Ecological Garden and Tribal Village
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.
After a fulfilling exploration in the butterfly enclosure, you will step into the life of the native Palaw'an. Palaw'ans are only one of the many indigenous peoples of Palawan that have been living in the province for many thousands of years. A few traits and trades have been preserved since younger generations are now adopting to modernisation. The tribal village is to preserve those remaining traits and trades and by its Cultural shows, visitors will get a rare chance to interact with these native people that still holds pure Palaw'an bloodline. Visitors will learn the Palaw'an way of hunting, survival, daily life and even the Palaw'an way of hanging out.