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Do Butterflies Sleep?

With fluttering wings adorned with vibrant patterns, butterflies certainly look like they are from a dream. But do butterflies sleep themselves? Today we delve into the common question: do butterflies sleep? Define Sleep For humans, sleep involves an oscillation of sleep cycles, ranging from a light sleep, to a deep REM sleep. As far as […]

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Quiz: What Butterfly Are You?

What butterfly are you? It doesn’t get much more majestic than butterflies! But have you ever wondered which of these beautiful fluttering insects best represents you? Take our quiz to find our what butterfly you are!   Ready to meet your butterfly counterpart in the flesh? Book a visit to the Australian Butterfly Sanctuary!  

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New Food Plant Walk

Ever wondered how on earth we manage to feed over 1500 tropical butterflies a day? Pondered over what plant a Cairns Birdwing Butterfly eats or how much a Hercules Moth caterpillar consumes? Our brand new food plant walk is here to provide answers to all your buzzing, fluttering questions… The latest attraction at the Australian […]

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Chequered Swallowtail Butterfly: 5 Amazing Facts

The Australian Butterfly Sanctuary has recently welcomed back the Chequered Swallowtail Butterfly! Scientifically known as Papilio demoleus, this intricately-patterned cream and black butterfly is widespread throughout Australia. To celebrate our newest arrival, we’ve decided to share five incredible facts about this pretty little critter… 1. The Chequered Swallowtail Doesn’t Have A Tail Although this butterfly […]

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3 Incredible Butterfly Migrations

Butterflies may be small, but butterfly migrations see them taking pretty huge journeys! From iconic Monarch butterflies, to the Australian Caper Whites, here’s 3 incredible butterfly migrations that beat all odds of nature.  Monarch Butterfly Migration (Photo Source: https://news.nationalgeographic.com/2017/10/monarch-butterfly-migration/) Migrating from: Northeastern USA and Canada to South-West Mexico Length of migration: 3,000 miles How often does […]

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5 Awesome Australian Butterfly Sanctuary Photos To Copy

There is something so beautiful and intricate about butterflies. With colourful, detailed wings and tiny adorable faces, photographing butterflies is a fascinating art for itself. The Australian Butterfly Sanctuary provides a smorgasbord of beautiful photo opportunities. As well as providing a range of colourful tropical butterflies, the aviary itself has some spots that are so […]