Keepers at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo are currently celebrating particularly high numbers of butterflies this autumn in the Zoo’s tropical Butterfly House.
The chrysalis-shaped Butterfly House, which is one of the largest butterfly biomes in the UK and features colourful butterflies from around the world, is currently alive with hundreds of the delicate, fluttering creatures, thanks in part to temperate weather conditions.
5. An Indian leafwing butterfly
Keepers are celebrating particularly high numbers of butterflies this autumn in the Zoos tropical Butterfly House
Team leader Alex Cliffe said: "Its lovely to watch visitors, especially children, have up close encounters with these incredible, colourful creatures, and see families discovering every stage of their life-cycle at the Metamorphosis Zone.