San Diego Zoo Safari Park opens Butterfly Jungle

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – The San Diego Zoo Safari Park opened its annual Butterfly Jungle exhibit Saturday morning. Over 20 species of butterflies can be seen at the Hidden Jungle aviary, which will be filled with thousands of butterflies through Apr. 10. The butterflies are indigenous to Asia, Africa and Central, South and North America. 

"With 20 species of butterflies, there’s every color, shape and size for everyone," said Michael Mace, curator of birds at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park. "Guests will also be mesmerized by the lush greenery and many exotic birds that populate Hidden Jungle, such as red-crested turacos, African pygmy
geese and beautiful sunbirds."

Guests of the park hoping to attract the exotic butterflies are encouraged to wear bright colors and move slowly through the exhibit. Access to the butterfly jungle is free with admission, though priority access is available to guests paying an addition fee. 

The park will be open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. until the exhibit’s closure. 

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