Banteay Srey Butterfly Centre (BBC or BSBC) is a butterfly zoo near Siem Reap, Cambodia. Founded in 2009, it is the largest enclosed butterfly centre in Southeast Asia. The centre is sometimes referred to as the Angkor Butterfly Center.
Banteay Srey Butterfly Centre has been designed and financed by Ben Hayes and Mike Baltzer, two British butterfly enthusiasts, who had previously set up the Zanzibar Butterfly Centre in Tanzania, East Africa. It is financed as a tourist attraction, generating income for running the centre and local charity projects. BBC is part of the ConCERT project, a Cambodian project connecting responsible tourism with environmental conservation.
In other words, Banteay Srey Butterfly Centre has been primarily developed as a poverty mitigation project, and the revenues generated by way of admission fees and butterfly farming are used to employ impoverished people in Siem Reap’s remote villages. Most significantly, the centre and its activities give a livelihood to poor families without causing any species extinction or destruction to the natural habitat.
The key highlight of the Banteay Srey Butterfly Centre is its large netted enclosure with a variety of free-flying butterflies, most of which are indigenous to the country. It’s truly a great experience to feed butterflies here and see them fluttering from one flower to another. Another interesting attraction is the pupae stage.
On your visit to the butterfly centre, you can also obtain valuable information on other stages of butterfly metamorphoses. If you’re lucky enough, you may sometimes catch sight of a caterpillar morphing into a chrysalis (pupa). Above all, the BBC stands out for its stunning plant and floral varieties that include multi-hued orchids and red Chinese ixora.
The species here include the Atlas Moth, Blue Glassy Tiger, Dark Blue Tiger, 5-Barred Swordtail, Great Mormon, Gaudy Baron, Lime Butterfly, Orange Emigrant, Peacock Pansy, and so on.
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