We are excited to announce the opening of our NEW Bug Zoo! The zoo will be part of our beautiful Butterfly Garden and will include a wide variety of exotic creatures such as a Goliath Bird-eating Tarantula, an Orchid Mantis, Halloween Crabs, and some of the biggest cockroaches you’ve ever seen! The new residents each have their own lovely enclosure, designed by members of our Animal Care staff to provide an environment where they will be comfortable and happy. Many of the new animals are still young, so you will want to return again and again to see how much BIGGER they get!
The animals in this zoo come from the same areas of the world as our many species of butterflies, so they will adapt well to life in the “mini tropical rainforest” of our Butterfly Garden. The Butterfly Garden does not just have the right conditions, it also grows the plants required for the “vegetarians” of the Bug Zoo and has a small farm of feeder insects for the “carnivores.” This will allow the exhibit to be as self-sustaining as possible.