Melaka Butterfly and Reptile Sanctuary

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Melaka Butterfly and Reptile Sanctuary
Taman Rama-Rama dan Reptilia Melaka
Melaka Butterfly & Reptile Sanctuary.jpg
General information
TypeZoo
LocationAyer Keroh, Melaka, Malaysia
Opening1 February 1991
Technical details
Floor area4.8 hectares
Website
www.butterflyreptile.com

The Melaka Butterfly and Reptile Sanctuary (Malay: Taman Rama-Rama dan Reptilia Melaka) is a zoo in Ayer Keroh, Melaka, Malaysia.

History[edit]

The sanctuary was opened on 1 February 1999 and officiated by Melaka Chief Minister Mohd Ali Rustam.[1]

Architecture[edit]

The sanctuary was built over an area of 4.8 hectares with a build-up area of 1.6 hectares.[2] The sanctuary has four sections, which are Larva Center, Pupa House, Tarantula Adventure and Bugs Kingdom.[3]

Exhibition[edit]

The sanctuary exhibits over more than 20 species of butterfly.

Facilities[edit]

The sanctuary is equipped with toilet, cafeteria, souvenir shops and resting area.[4]

Research and development[edit]

In February 2017, the sanctuary produced an artificial nectar to replace flower nectar to prolong the lifespan of butterflies until 28 days.[5]

Opening time[edit]

The park opens everyday from 8.30 a.m. to 5.30 a.m.[6]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Malacca Butterfly & Reptile Sanctuary. "Malacca Butterfly & Reptile Sanctuary". butterflyreptile.com.
  2. ^ http://ww1.utusan.com.my/utusan/info.asp?y=2011&dt=0621&pub=Utusan_Malaysia&sec=Selatan&pg=ws_01.htm
  3. ^ Baharudin, Norizzah (23 June 2016). "Taman Rama-Rama, Reptilia Melaka wujudkan seksyen pendidikan" (in Malay). BH Online. Retrieved 4 May 2017.
  4. ^ http://ww1.utusan.com.my/utusan/info.asp?y=2009&dt=0929&pub=utusan_malaysia&sec=selatan&pg=ws_01.htm
  5. ^ Mohd Sharif, Noor Azurin (15 February 2017). "Nektar tiruan panjangkan hayat rama-rama" (in Malay). BH Online. Retrieved 4 May 2017.
  6. ^ Malacca Butterfly & Reptile Sanctuary. "Malacca Butterfly & Reptile Sanctuary". butterflyreptile.com.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 2°17′59.1″N 102°18′42.1″E / 2.299750°N 102.311694°E / 2.299750; 102.311694