FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
FEB. 28, 2013
CONTACT: SAN DIEGO ZOO GLOBAL
Butterfly Jungle On Its Way
First Pupae Shipment Arrives at San Diego Zoo Safari Park
Butterfly keepers carefully examined the newest butterfly pupae, which arrived at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park this morning. This first shipment came from Costa Rica carrying 500 butterfly pupae.
Animal care staff will sort the pupae in a humidity- and climate-controlled room making sure the pupae are carefully sorted and counted. There, the pupae will emerge from their chrysalis and then be placed into an aviary at the Safari Park for Butterfly Jungle, a yearly event at the Safari Park.
Butterfly Jungle takes place March 16 through April 7. Guests are completely immersed by thousands of butterflies as they walk through the Safari Park’s Hidden Jungle aviary. The 30 species of butterflies highlighted this year will hail from Africa, Asia and Central and South America and include the zebra longwing, orange-barred tiger and Grecian shoemaker. Old favorites such as the monarch, giant swallowtail and blue morpho also will be charming guests.
Photo taken on Feb. 28, 2013, by Ken Bohn, San Diego Zoo Safari Park.
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