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The Palawan Butterfly Ecological Garden and Tribal Village are one of its kind attractions that promote public awareness by showcasing the beauty of the world of insects and the cultural background of the indigenous people of Palawan. The Palawan Butterfly Ecological Garden and Tribal Village is a place that reflects the mesmerizing beauty of a province that is known as the "Last Frontier of the Philippines". It is still one of our favorite places to drop by to see the butterflies and also, our daughter loves to handle the boa constrictors in the tribal village. It showcases a great variety of 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 colorful insects. They have a display of the various butterfly cocoons, and if you are lucky you can watch them transform!
Other added attractions 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. They have 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 exploring the butterfly enclosure, you can step into the life of the native Palaw'an tribe. Palaw'ans are only one of the many indigenous tribal peoples of Palawan that have been living in the province for many thousands of years. Only a few traits and trades have been preserved since younger generations are now adopting modernization. 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 hold pure Palaw'an bloodline. Visitors can learn the Palaw'an way of hunting, survival, and daily life. There is a gift shop on the way out where you can buy Palaw'an made crafts and other souvenirs that are handcrafted by the local village folks.
|One of the many kinds of butterflies in the Butterfly garden.
|Pala'wan tribe playing their indigenous musical instruments
|Pala'wan tribe demonstrating the use of a traditional weapon, a blow dart.
|The tribe has a couple of pet boa constrictors that are tame enough for
visitors to handle. The second one is an albino.
Hours are 8 AM to 5 PM Email: email@example.com
Their Facebook Page:https://web.facebook.com/pg/PalawanButterflyEcoGardenAndTribalVillage
Located in Barangay Sta. Monica, Puerto Princesa, Palawan