Cameron Butterfly Farms
In Cameron Highlands, other than just plants, there were several butterfly farms available too. There are two different farms, one is called Butterfly Farm and the other named Butterfly Garden and it’s easily accessed sights. Both of the farms are just a short walking distance away from each other. And it is situated not far from Kea Farm, along the way down hill to Tringkap. Moreover, two of the Butterfly farms are almost the same, visitors can either choose one. By entering the butterfly farms, visitors can actually experience of having rabble of butterflies flying around the place.
In Butterfly farms, there’s one special species, the Raja Brooke butterfly (Troides Brookiana), is famous for its black and shimmering teeth-shaped electric green markings on its wings. This beautiful butterfly was discovered by the naturalist Alfred R. Wallace in 1855, and was named it for Sir James Brooke, the Rajah of Sarawak. It’s considered a rare species, and therefore is protected by the endangered species act.
Moreover, the Raja Brooke butterfly is one the national butterfly of Malaysia. It originally belongs to Papillonidae butterfly family. They considered as a strong fliers with three fully developed pairs of legs. Furthermore, these types of butterfly can only be found from the tropics to more temperate regions.
Even though, visitors can buy the Raja Brooke butterfly from the souvenir shop, however, visitors are not allowed to take out of the country due to the law prohibiting in export of endangered species. Of course, visitors are allowed to bring other beautiful butterflies. Therefore, visitors can hang out in the butterfly souvenir shop and take a look around, to see whether you want to take back framed preserved butterfly as a decoration.
The butterfly parks are one of the popular place to visit and it can found them anywhere in Malaysia as well. Hence, if visitors miss the chance to visit in Cameron Highlands, visitors can also drop by to the Lake Gardens Kuala Lumpur, or the Penang Butterfly Farm situated in Batu Ferringi. Last but not least, the air would not be as nice as refreshing in Cameron Highlands!
For your information, the butterfly farms opens daily from 8 am to 5pm, the entrance fee is RM3 for adult and RM1.50 for children.