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Please note that we have been informed that there will be essential maintenance to the payment portal for payments being taken via our website. This is taking place on Wednesday 20 February 2019 between 4:45am and 7:00am. We advise guests who wish to purchase annual passes or tickets to do so outside these times. On behalf of our payment provider, we apologise for any inconvenience.

ROADTRAIN

The Roadtrain at the zoo has, regretfully, broken down. As a result there will be no service around the zoo for the remainder of the school half term holiday as a minimum. We sincerely apologise for any disappointment this may cause.

Admission Prices Inc. Donation Exc. Donation
Adult £15.95 £14.50
Children (3-15 Years) £11.95 £10.85
Under 3's FREE FREE
Senior Citizen (65 Years+) £13.95 £12.65
Registered Disabled    
Child / Adult / Carer £7.95 £7.20

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Postman Butterfly

Heliconius melpomene

The postman butterfly shows great variation in colour, but is mainly orange or red to warn predators that it is poisonous if eaten!

measurements

Measurements

Size: Forewing length 3.5 – 3.9cm

habitat

Habitat

This butterfly is found from Mexico to South America.

diet

Diet

Caterpillars feed on passionflower species and adult females have taste receptors on their legs to ensure they lay their eggs on the best plants!

behaviour

Breeding

Females lay their small yellow eggs (around 1.5mm in length) on the leaves of passionflower plants. Caterpillars are white with black spots and spines and an orange head.

threat

Conservation

The postman butterfly has not been classified by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature.

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