Today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM Last ticket sold at 4:00 PM

Imperiled Butterflies of South Florida Program Updates

Below is the latest on our Imperiled Butterflies of South Florida program. To find out more about the program, the species and the Butterfly Bunker laboratory click here: Imperiled Butterflies of South Florida

Category: atala

More atalas going to a new home!

We gave away 85 atala hairstreak pupae to Connect To Protect Network (CTPN) members Judge Scott Janowitz and his wife Yonah Janowitz. As members of the CTPN, who have at least 8 large coonties on their property and appropriate nectar sources, they were able to sign up and receive atala butterflies from Zoo Miami. The give-away is part of a program and collaboration with Fairchild Tropical ... Read More
Posted by Frank Ridgley at 03 November 2021

Giving Some Atalas a New Home

Today, Butterfly Specialist, Tiffany Moore, rescued a bunch of imperiled atala hairstreak butterflies in various life stages from a property that was getting ready to spray their host plant, coontie, with pesticides. She then prepared around 100 pupae to become part of our partnership program with Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden's Connect to Protect program. Homeowners that have met the m... Read More
Posted by Frank Ridgley at 14 October 2021

Become a Member

Enjoy free admission, exclusive events and deals throughout the year, discounts inside the Zoo and more! Plus, your membership helps support our mission in conservation and education, making your Zoo better for you.
Join Now