Zoo Krefeld


Fascinating butterflies

The Butterfly Jungle opened in 2010 and is unique in the Lower Rhine area. Up to 200 colourful butterflies flutter through tropical vegetation and surround the visitor. As you enter you will feel as if you were transported to another world. Accompanied by the gentle ripple of the stream, the visitors encounter selected specimens of this highly diverse insect order on their walk through the butterfly house. The fascinating butterflies include such colourful personalities as the bright blue Morpho butterfly or the longwing butterfly, known as the "poisoner".

In Brief

  • Opening: 2010
  • Area: 145 m²
  • 30 to 40 species of butterflies
  • Open from April to the end of October
  • Funded by the Zoofreunde Krefeld
  • Photography with a tripod is NOT allowed
  • Short video

You can watch in amazement the metamorphose of butterfly caterpillars in the Butterfly Jungle's hatching boxes. Observe one of the great wonders of nature. The entire life cycle of a butterfly from egg to caterpillar and chrysalis to adult butterfly can be observed.