Dubbed “Butterflies and the Magic of Nature,” the exhibit will feature hundreds of native butterflies, colorful birds, a massive snapping turtle, training demonstrations, hands-on nature play activities and other enchanting attractions.
“Much of the natural world feels like the stuff of magic,” said Michelle Smurl, the Zoo’s director of animal programs. “This exhibit explores the science behind phenomena like metamorphosis, migration, camouflage and pollination in a fun and innovative way.”
The exhibit’s biggest stars may be month-old Nubian goats Violet and Lily. These floppy-eared creatures quickly won Zoo staff over with their sweet, playful personalities.