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Kuranda Easter Celebrations

Kuranda Easter Celebrations It is that time of the year again when families can get together and celebrate Easter. So why not participate in the Kuranda Easter celebrations? This year, the Kuranda Village will be alive on Saturday 15th April with various activities happening including live entertainment for all ages.  Among the various activities include […]

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Do butterflies have a brain?

Our butterfly guide, Robin, has often been asked “do butterflies have a brain?” This is a very good illustration on the internal organs … and what do you know, they do have a brain! Insect anatomy scheme A– Head B– Thorax C– Abdomen antenna ocelli (lower) ocelli (upper) compound eye brain (cerebral ganglia) prothorax dorsal artery […]

orange migrant caterpillars
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Orange Migrant Caterpillars

Here in the sanctuary, we have around 70 Orange Migrant caterpillars that should pupate in the next week.  2 to 3 weeks after pupation, they will emerge … just before Christmas! Merry Christmas to us!  Source: Caterpillar photos: Australian Butterfly Sanctuary Butterfly photo: http://butterflycircle.blogspot.com.au/2013/10/life-history-of-orange-emigrant.html

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New Aviary sign

We’ve had so many new butterflies in the aviary recently, we needed to make a new aviary sign! Keep an eye out for it next time you visit – it will help you identify some of our new species that are flying around the aviary. Remember, some of our butterflies are seasonal so you may […]

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Euodia Seedlings at Australian Butterfly Sanctuary

As you may have heard, the numbers of wild Ulysses Butterflies have dropped significantly in the last 12 months, and there has been a complete loss of the species in butterfly exhibits around the country, including our sanctuary. As you can imagine, this has prompted concern for the ongoing survival of the species. However, there is […]