National Insect Week returns in 2020
Friday, June 15, 2018 - 09:30 to 18:00
Visitors can journey through the butterfly house with the chance to see the butterflies up close to enjoy the amazing colours of these delicate insects.
The location for this exhibit is next to our Cherry crowned mangabey's; just around the corner from the bottom viewing area for 'Bears of the Rising Sun'.
Not only does the exhibit house the beautiful butterflies but it is home to a number of colourful exotic plants and flowers.
Butterfly Glade is a self sufficient enclosure with a bio-mass boiler contributing to our green zoo!
There are lots of contenders here – possibly the pretty red and blue rove beetle Paederus – very, very tiny amounts of its poison have been used to cure chronic ulceration in people. Ladybirds are pretty poisonous (and pretty) and can bleed foul-tasting poisonous brightly coloured blood from their knees.