During the Eid, my family and I went to Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia. It was a very lovely experience. I had googled before what were the top attractions in Kuala Lumpur and I managed to visit them all except one. On our first day, we went to Butterfly Park, Birds Park and Hibiscus and Orchid Gardens because all of those parks are close to each other. Today’s post is about Kuala Lumpur Butterfly Park.
The park is covered with a net so the butterflies can not escape. I managed to observe many butterflies while they’re flying, sucking the nectars from the flowers, etc. There were many species of the colorful butterflies in different sizes. There was also a fish pond and Tortoise in a shallow pond. It’s a small park but worth a visit. The visit was relaxing and quiet. Too bad it was a bit cloudy so not so many butterflies were flying. I spent around 45 minutes in the park because I was taking pictures and observing the butterflies. The park is beautiful and quiet. There is a small museum in the park where you can observe more insects.
Facts I learned in the Butterfly Park:
Fact#1: Butterflies get their nourishment from nectars, rotting fruit, etc. At the park, you can observe the butterflies while they’re feeding on nectars from flowers, rotting fruits, etc.
Fact#2: Butterflies are attracted to scents and colors. This is why one yellow butterfly was following my nephew & landing on the yellow part of his Crocs. It was very funny because it followed him during the whole visit and whenever he stood, it would land on ONLY the yellow part of his Crocs. 😛 If you are going there, I suggest you put some perfume & wear colorful clothes so you can attract them.
Fact#3: Butterflies need Sodium for fertility. That’s why sometimes you see them on a wet ground so they can get their needed dose of Sodium from the salt in the ground. Sometimes, they also land on humans because human sweat contains salt that have Sodium.
Fact#4: Tortoise are NOT Turtles. In this picture, what you see are Tortoise NOT Turtles. The tour guide kept correcting me and she even spelled the word so I can remember. Honestly, I don’t know what is the difference between them. She said something about the shell and where they live.
If I had the chance to visit Kuala Lumpur again, I will definitely visit the Butterfly Park again. You can enjoy more pictures below.