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Every spring the San Diego Zoo Safari Park welcomes thousands of beautiful exotic butterflies. This year it is open from April 5th-27th of April! The butterflies are housed in a huge walk-through aviary that is really fun to explore!
One of the best parts about Butterfly Jungle is that you can actually see over 30 species of butterflies from Africa, Asia, Central, and South America! There are also 15 species of birds that co-exist with the butterflies in the Hidden Jungle aviary!
Be sure to bring your own camera! There are so many photo opportunities! The butterflies often land on you and you will want to capture these special moments!
A FEW TIPS:
- Admission to Butterfly Jungle is included with your regular park ticket. But it is only open at certain times and fills up quickly.
- Free reserved time tickets. Be sure to pick up your FREE Timed Tickets at the booth near Hidden Jungle. They’ll allow you to show up at a specifically reserved time. Timed tickets are required 10 a.m. – 2:45 p.m. Hurry – time slots run out quickly! Open viewing is 8 a.m.-10 a.m. and 3 p.m.-6 p.m.
- Wear bright colored clothes.
- Don’t worry when your camera lens fogs up. It will adjust and go back to normal after a minute or two.
Not too far from the butterflies are the Gorillas! I couldn’t leave without going to see the new baby gorilla and her mama Imani! So be sure to stop over there too!
Learn more about Butterfly Jungle here.