Coming Soon - The World's Biggest Butterfly House

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The United Kingdom will soon be home to the world's largest butterfly house. When ready in March 2011, the $50 million U.S. Dollar project is expected to showcase over 10,000 butterflies and 250 different species.

The main aim of this tourist destination is to raise awareness to the dangers facing butterflies and to promote their conservation. Sir David Attenborough, a conservationist in Britain, estimates that the U.K. alone has lost about seventy-five percent of its butterfly population in the last 20 years.

Clive Farrell, the person behind the project is a passionate lepidopterist (someone who loves butterflies and moths). This will be his fourth butterfly world. The other three are in Florida (USA), Switzerland and a smaller one in the United Kingdom.

This particular butterfly world is scheduled to open in stages starting June 2009 through April 2011. Once completed it will not only house the world's largest display of tropical butterflies, but will also have extensive gardens and meadows to attract butterflies native to Britain. Additionally, it will also have research and educational facilities.

Enjoy a video of what the butterfly house is expected to look like once completed:

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15 Comments
  • adroit_avimimus
    adroit_avimimusabout 1 month
    Oh wow! I am so glad this has been done for the butterflies! I can't believe the U.K. alone has lost seventy-five percent of its butterfly population in the last 20 years!.. and this article was made over a decade ago! I hope the population has recovered a little bit! ❤️
    • PersonIsAGuestover 7 years
      Holly butterfly! That thing is monstrous size! I bet even the Monarchs would have too much space! And they travel for tons and tons of miles all the way to Mexico!
      • Awesomeness over 8 years
        I'm looking forward to it
        • populer girlover 8 years
          that butterfly house is so darn big!!!
          • susie
            susiealmost 9 years
            cool!!!
            • coolcheerfull
              coolcheerfullabout 9 years
              yay butterflies
              • Laurenover 9 years
                I want to see!
                • meder001
                  meder001over 10 years
                  omg the video is gone
                  • inges
                    ingesover 10 years
                    OMG! that is big
                    • alexaover 10 years
                      omg cool