Easter at Tropical Butterfly House, Wildlife and Falconry Centre
1st - 22nd April 2017
Easter Holidays at the Tropical Butterfly House
This Easter, the Tropical Butterfly House is bringing back their ‘Mad About Madagascar’ event from 1st – 23rdApril, as well as the popular Easter Egg Hunt on Easter Sunday and Monday!
Zoo Curator, Andrew Reeve, said of the event; “We have some amazing Madagascan species including ring-tailed and red ruffed lemurs. Lemurs are sadly a critically endangered species therefore we raise funds every year for the Madagascar Fauna and Flora Group (MFG) who monitor lemurs in the wild and assist with breeding programmes.
The funds we donate are vital, they fund a Conservation Agent in Betampona National Reserve, a Lemur Keeper at Ivoloina Zoo, and supplies for the Lemur Survey Team.
An impressive £3,050 was raised in 2016 through the sale of Tropical Butterfly House wristbands, visitors should feel proud that they are helping a critically endangered species in the wild.”
During the Mad About Madagascar Easter event, visitors can take part in the twice daily lemur walkthrough encounter at 11:30am and 14:30pm in the Lemur Heights enclosure; the encounter allows visitors the opportunity of an unforgettable close up experience with these popular primates.
In Lemur Heights, visitors will also find straw-coloured and Egyptian fruit bats, mouse lemurs (the smallest primates in the world), and tenrecs; a unique species with a similar appearance to a miniature hedgehog which visitors may meet and even hold in encounters taking place every day of the event, led by specialist keepers. Meerkat, otter, and bird of prey encounters, as well as the popular bird and animal display will also be taking place.
On Easter Sunday and Monday, the Tropical Butterfly House will be hosting its popular Easter egg hunt where guests can explore the park hunting for clues to earn an Easter egg, with no cost to enter other than the normal admission charge.
Through the holidays visitors can also meet Easter chicks and bunnies, and take part in Easter crafts in the Activity Centre.
The Tropical Butterfly House is open daily, all year round and is located just five minutes from the M1, junction 31, with free parking. See www.butterflyhouse.co.uk to plan your visit.