Surrounded by butterflies
ZSL London Zoo’s Butterfly Paradise exhibit features species from several major regions including Africa, South-east Asia and Central and South America.
Pupae and breeding room
Alongside the free flying butterflies in the exhibit, there is also a pupae holding room where visitors can see a vast array of beautiful pupae develop and butterflies eventually emerge.
Planting in paradise
The plants within Butterfly Paradise took a lot of careful planning as they provide not only a beautiful backdrop to this amazing experience but, more importantly, both nectar and breeding areas for the butterfly and larvae.
Butterflies and moths
The beautiful array of colours displayed by a butterfly is in vast contrast to the dull ones owned by a moth. But there is more to each than first meets the eye. Discover a little more about each insect and the various characteristics of each.
Few of us actually know anything about butterflies and moths, despite the fact there are more than 160,000 species in the world.
Butterfly life cycles
Butterflies and moths go through several different stages in their lives, and each stage appears remarkably different and fascinating. Butterfly Paradise teaches visitors all about these stages, such as pupae and chrysalis.
Learn more about the conservation of this diverse insect group, including species recovery programmes, community-based habitat protection initiatives and climate change issues.