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Island Cove farm keeps thousands of butterfly
Source: Manila Bulletin
Author: -
Date: 2004-08-27
Island Cove’s Farms, the newest facility of Island Cove Resort and Leisure Park opened a new attraction, recently – The Butterfly Farm.

The farm houses more than 3,000 pieces of the 20 species of butterflies belonging to the order Lepidoptera (meaning ‘scaly wings’). Inside the large butterfly sanctuary are bulletin boards with tidbits of information about the butterfly’s nature, uses and its ecological importance.

Butterflies play a vital role in the balance of nature. Nearly all caterpillars feed on plants and consume an enormous mass. In return, lepidopterans serve as food for thousands of species of other animals. Their sudden disappearance would cause an almost unimaginable disruption of land life.

The opening of the Butterfly Farm is poised to strengthen Island Cove’s commitment to educate its guests about the importance and role of the various animal species in our ecosystem, and ultimately to their conservation. Island Cove’s Farms have been attracting a number of students, as well as foreign tourists because of its fun and learning experience.

The opening program was graced by Rep. Boying Remulla of the 3rd District of Cavite, Dir. Sonny Hornilla of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), Mayor Hit Poblete of Kawit, Cavite, and Luz Corpus and Lilian Fernando of Parks and Wildlife Bureau – Ecosystems Management.

To date, Island Cove’s farms houses the following attractions: Crocodile Farm; Monkey Island; Aviary with Philippine Eagle, macaw, cockatoo, parakeets, heron, among others. It also has farm animals like sheep, goat, deer and exotic animals like Bengala (African fowl), bearcat, and ostrich, among others. Soon to open is the rabbit country.


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