Kuala Lumpur Butterfly Park
Take time to admire the beautiful and intricate patterns of the many butterflies that flit and flutter at the Kuala Lumpur Butterfly Park!
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Located near the Lake Gardens is an amazing little attraction known as the Kuala Lumpur Butterfly Park. The park occupies a total of two acres and is completely enclosed by netting, allowing the butterflies to roam free within. This allows visitors to admire these marvelous creatures up close and in their own natural habitat. This unfettered access makes the park a hit for nature photographers, especially those involved in macro photography.
The park enclosure forms a natural valley which is landscaped carefully to mimic the various butterflies' habitats. Although the park has a dedicated nursery for the breeding of certain species, most of the butterflies breed naturally within the park. Care is taken in ensuring that the types of plants for nesting and for foraging are available to promote the breeding process. The park is home to over 120 species of butterflies indigenous to Malaysia, including the country's national butterfly, the Rajah Brooke's Birdwing. This stunning black and electric green birdwing butterfly is a protected species and the park is one of the few institutions licensed to breed and own it.
The park is an idyllic place, with a gurgling waterfall that casacades into a pond filled with turtles, while a gazebo that overlooks the valley offers a lovely view of the entire park. The butterflies congregate at the many feeding posts set up around the park to feed on flower nectar and fruits and are very cooperative towards visitors who wish to photograph them. In addition to the butterflies, the park also has a growing display of turtles, including the alligator turtle, spotted pond turtle, and the soft shelled turtle, commonly known as the labi-labi.
The park also has a small but informative museum on insects, showcasing various species, both live exhibits and mounted displays. Insect themed souveniers and actual mounted insects are also available to visitors keen on taking one home.
Kuala Lumpur Butterfly Park is located within the Lake Gardens area and its entrance is along Jalan Cenderasari. As it is within the city limits of Kuala Lumpur, the park is well connected and easily accessible by road.
Neither the park nor any area surrounding it are stops for intracity bus routes.
The closest KTM Komuter station to the park is the Kuala Lumpur Railway Station at Jalan Sultan Hishamuddin.