Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Butterfly & Insect Pavillion

Yesterday, I was not able to finish writing all the areas we have visited in Omaha Henry Doorly Zoo. I will continue it with the Butterfly & Insect Pavillion. It was a new interesting site just opened this May of 2008. The Butterfly and Insect Pavilion was a 14,000 square foot, located between the Scott Aquarium and the Giraffe Complex. Viewed from the sky, the exhibit resembles a winged insect. It has water lily pool below the stilt root tree. Visitors can travel around the roots and get an up-close view of the exquisite butterflies and moths in different species. Some are Blue Morpho, Zebra Longwing and Painted Ladies that flies among us.

We had the chance of seeing the 220 square foot area of butterflies and moths in their chrysalis or cocoon stage . They were hunged in hatching chambers where you can watch them complete their metamorphosis into breathtaking flying insects. There was the display of beehive too. On our way out, we have witnessed the home for ants, spiders, scorpions, walking sticks, mantid, beetles and many other amazing creatures.

At the lower level, through the window, we were able to see the Giraffe. What an experience!


Baker Watson said...

Sounds like you had a great time. I would love to visit the butterfly and insect pavilion. And to have giraffes next door! You can't get much better than that. Giraffes are one of my favorites.

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