Easter holidays at the Tropical Butterfly House
This Easter, the Tropical Butterfly House is bringing back their ‘Mad About Madagascar’ event from 24th March until 15th April, as well as the popular Easter Egg Hunt on Easter Sunday and Monday!
Zoo Curator and Centre Manager, 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 £3,310 was raised in 2017 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 Madagascan primates.
In Lemur Heights, visitors will also find two more animals native to Madagascar; 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 the Exotic Animals Encounter taking place twice a day during the event. Any brave visitors may also be able to hold Madagascan hissing cockroaches, and a baby Dumeril’s boa during the encounter! 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. Throughout the holidays visitors can also meet Easter chicks and bunnies, as well as 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. Seewww.butterflyhouse.co.uk to plan your visit.