The Butterfly Kingdom at York Zoo

Zebra Butterf;ies

York's Wild Butterfly Kingdom is a lush and beautiful 5500 sq foot exhibit, unveiled in 2005. Inside, there are many species of South and Central American butterflies: keep your eyes peeled, see if you can find them all!

In addition to the gorgeous insects, you will find other birds and mammals in culturally informative exhibits, even a sparkling waterfall. Also check out our display window, where you can view pupating butterflies, perhaps even see one emerge. These chrysalids come straight from a butterfly farm in Costa Rica, whose profits go to reforestation and land conservation.