Flutter on over
Learn more about our new exhibit, a full list of butterﬂ y species you are likely to
encounter, beneﬁ cial bugs, frequently asked questions, do's & don'ts for when you visit,
plus see fun butterﬂ y merchandise and more at LouisvilleZoo.org/butterﬂ ies.
Don’t Miss "Flutter Fest"
Our High-Flying Event
Join us on September 23, 2017 for Flutter Fest! This
season’s butterﬂ y adventure will culminate with the
tagging and release of 1,000 monarch butterﬂ ies
brought to you by Idlewild Butterﬂ y Farm. The re-
lease coincides with the annual migration of monarch
butterﬂ ies. "Bug out" while you participate in fun
education activities from 10 – 2 p.m.
The Reign of the
Monarch has Begun!
The monarch butterﬂ y is one of the most extraor-
dinary animals on earth. They are the only butterﬂ ies in
the world that complete a two-way migration each year!
The monarch butterﬂ ies that you see in Kentucky each
summer are the grandchildren of monarchs that ﬂ ew
north from Mexico in the spring. At the end of the sum-
mer, our monarchs will ﬂ y to Mexico — a place they’ve
never been before.
Just like a car or a plane, monarchs need fuel. Instead
of gas stations, they stop at ﬂ owers! Nectar is
full of energy; just a sip can carry a butterﬂ y
for many miles. However, there aren’t as many
ﬂ owers as there used to be.
The Louisville Zoo is proud to announce
we are a certiﬁ ed Monarch Waystation.
Monarch Waystations provide butterﬂ ies critical pit
stops during their migration cycle. You can fi nd out
more about how to become a waystation at
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