The Butterfly Paradise exhibit, launched in May 2006 at The London Zoo, holds butterfly and moth species from several major regions, including Africa, Southeast Asia, and Central and South America.The species of both fauna and flora have been selected to complement each, with the plants having to provide nectar and breeding areas for the animals. Species on display include clipper butterfly, great eggfly butterfly, zebra longwing and postman butterfly.
Like much of the Zoo, the exhibit aims to educate the public on conservation projects, such as species recovery programmes, habitat protection initiatives and climate change issues. Alongside the free-flying exhibit there is a pupae breeding room allowing the public to see the development of new butterflies.
The photo was taken on April 12, 2012.
Canon EOS 400D Digital
Focal Length 65.0mm