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Sheffield’s Tropical Butterfly House celebrates 25 years

The Tropical Butterfly House, Falconry and Wildlife Park in Sheffield will be holding a celebration event this weekend to mark its 25th anniversary.

Renowned for keeping a collection of exotic animals and endangered species from around the world, the park has seen many changes over the years. From opening with just three staff, a butterfly house, nature trail and a small café to an attraction boasting over 150,000 visitors per year and a 60+ team.

The Tropical Butterfly House remains proudly owned and run by the same family that founded it in 1994, with the longest-term resident a 20-year-old Caiman called Darwin who lives with his loyal partner Pedra.

The park’s Lemur Heights enclosure was opened in 2013 and is home to 7 ring-tailed lemurs and 3 red-ruffed lemurs, with parrots, butterflies, birds of prey, otters and native wildlife all available for visitors to see.

On Saturday 23rd March a giant birthday cake will be provided for the animals to enjoy and fun activities on offer for visitors throughout the day.

Looking to the future, Andrew Reeve, wildlife park manager explains the vision for the coming years,

“The focus is firmly on endangered species, to join the many species that have been added over the years, from lemurs and otters to vultures. This has driven our fundraising efforts, for example when visitors see the lemurs and learn about their story, they are essentially helping to raise funds for survival in their native wild habitat”.

The Tropical Butterfly House is open daily, all year round  www.butterflyhouse.co.uk #mybutterflymoment

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