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Butterfly Park and Insect Kingdom

I was disappointed at the size of the park and the variety of the butterflies. However, in the end, it wasn't in vain. I learnt some new things.

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Singapore, August 23rd 2011

First destination of the day: Butterfly Park & Insect Kingdom on Sentosa Island.

I had expected to see something like the butterfly park in Kuala Lumpur. I was disappointed at the size of the park and the variety of the butterflies. However, in the end, it wasn't in vain. I learnt some new things.

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My first time witnessing a golden cocoon. "Look at it from different sides," said a tour guide. "You'll see different colors."
Surprisingly, the color of the butterfly from this golden cocoon is not gold.

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There were 2 Korean tourists who were accompanied by a tour guide. I paid serious attention to their guide's explanation. Aha... I was trying to opt some information for free :D

The butterflies hanging on both ears of this tourist are baby butterflies. They have just hatched from their cocoon and thus can't fly yet.

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I just learnt that it takes 2 months for an egg to develop into a cocoon. The butterfly will live for 1 month. I've also just learnt that what appears like a tendril in front of the head of a butterfly is actually its mouth. The guide showed us how the mouth could be pulled out very long.

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The black spots along the butterfly's abdomen are actually the butterfly's nostrils. There are 7 of them.

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Poor broken-wing butterfly.

Posted by automidori 05:05 Archived in Singapore Tagged singapore butterfly sentosa_island Comments (0)

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