Monday, May 21, 2007

Memphis Zoo to Offer “Butterflies: In Living Color”

Posted By on Mon, May 21, 2007 at 4:00 AM

People tend to abhor insects, but a rare exception to that rule will soon be fluttering around one area in Memphis. The Memphis Zoo is set to offer an exhibit, titled “Butterflies: In Living Color,” that will present a multitude of the dainty, colorful creatures.

According to, up to 1,000 butterflies comprised of 35 species will be shown in the exhibit. Viewers can also see 56 varieties of plants that the butterflies eat to preserve their energy in the Memphis heat.

The Special Members’ Preview is May 19-25, and the exhibit opens to the public May 26.



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