Zoo Conservation

Butterfly Pavilion is leading cutting edge research focused on ensuring the sustainability of invertebrate populations.

Tarantula Breeding and Rearing

Butterfly Pavilion leads the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) Safety Web for Arthropod Reproduction and Management (SWARM) program in the maintenance of sustainable populations for the Chilean Rose Hair tarantulas, Grammostola rosea (Rosie). This strategy will ensure that species under human care will not disappear from North American zoo collections.

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Florida Reef Tract Rescue Project

Butterfly Pavilion houses corals for the Florida Reef Tract Rescue Project to maintain genetic diversity necessary for wild coral restoration efforts.

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Butterfly Conservatory Longevity Study

Butterfly Pavilion monitors some of the butterflies in our conservatories to study the lifespans of species in our care.

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