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Saigon Zoo and Botanical Gardens reopens 500sqm butterfly garden for Tet

Wednesday, February 07, 2024, 16:25 GMT+7
Saigon Zoo and Botanical Gardens reopens 500sqm butterfly garden for Tet
A butterfly in the butterfly garden of the Saigon Zoo and Botanical Gardens in District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, February 6, 2024. Photo: Phuong Quyen / Tuoi Tre

The Saigon Zoo and Botanical Gardens in Ho Chi Minh City reopened its rare butterfly garden on Tuesday following its latest renovation.

The garden, which was put in operation in 2008, has added a display area featuring the life cycle of butterflies and collections of butterfly specimens.

Butterfly specimens are displayed at the butterfly garden in the Saigon Zoo and Botanical Gardens, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City on February 6, 2024. Photo: Phuong Quyen / Tuoi Tre

Butterfly specimens are displayed in the butterfly garden of the Saigon Zoo and Botanical Gardens in District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, February 6, 2024. Photo: Phuong Quyen / Tuoi Tre

Along with that is a nursery that nurtures nearly 1,000 butterfly individuals of all kinds collected from the Nam Cat Tien National Park in southern Binh Phuoc Province and the Central Highlands province of Lam Dong.

The butterfly garden covers an area of nearly 500 square meters at the Saigon Zoo and Botanical Gardens in District 1, Ho Chi Minh City. Photo: Phuong Quyen / Tuoi Tre

The butterfly garden covers an area of nearly 500 square meters at the Saigon Zoo and Botanical Gardens in District 1, Ho Chi Minh City. Photo: Phuong Quyen / Tuoi Tre

A butterfly at the butterfly garden in the Saigon Zoo and Botanical Gardens, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City on February 6, 2024. Photo: Phuong Quyen / Tuoi Tre

A butterfly in the butterfly garden of the Saigon Zoo and Botanical Gardens in District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, February 6, 2024. Photo: Phuong Quyen / Tuoi Tre

On Tuesday, one of the early visitors, Minh Dat from District 1, was pleasantly surprised to witness rare butterfly specimens in person, an experience he had previously only seen on TV.

Visitors look at the butterfly specimens displayed at the butterfly garden in the Saigon Zoo and Botanical Gardens, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City on February 6, 2024. Photo: Phuong Quyen / Tuoi Tre

Visitors look at the butterfly specimens displayed in the butterfly garden of the Saigon Zoo and Botanical Gardens in District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, February 6, 2024. Photo: Phuong Quyen / Tuoi Tre

In addition to the butterfly garden, visitors can partake in various activities at the Saigon Zoo and Botanical Gardens, which will remain open during the Tet holiday.

The Saigon Zoo and Botanical Gardens, established in 1864, stands as one of the eight oldest zoos globally.

Visitors walk at the butterfly garden in the Saigon Zoo and Botanical Gardens, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City on February 6, 2024. Photo: Phuong Quyen / Tuoi Tre

Visitors walk in the butterfly garden of the Saigon Zoo and Botanical Gardens in District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, February 6, 2024. Photo: Phuong Quyen / Tuoi Tre

A visitor photographs a butterfly while visiting the butterfly garden at the Saigon Zoo and Botanical Gardens, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City on February 6, 2024. Photo: Phuong Quyen / Tuoi Tre

A visitor photographs a butterfly while visiting the butterfly garden at the Saigon Zoo and Botanical Gardens in District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, February 6, 2024. Photo: Phuong Quyen / Tuoi Tre

Two young visitors read the introduction sheets at the butterfly garden in the Saigon Zoo and Botanical Gardens, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City on February 6, 2024. Photo: Phuong Quyen / Tuoi Tre

Two young visitors read the introduction sheets in the butterfly garden of the Saigon Zoo and Botanical Gardens in District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, February 6, 2024. Photo: Phuong Quyen / Tuoi Tre

A butterfly at the butterfly garden in the Saigon Zoo and Botanical Gardens, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City on February 6, 2024. Photo: Phuong Quyen / Tuoi Tre

A butterfly in the butterfly garden of the Saigon Zoo and Botanical Gardens in District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, February 6, 2024. Photo: Phuong Quyen / Tuoi Tre

A butterfly at the butterfly garden in the Saigon Zoo and Botanical Gardens, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City on February 6, 2024. Photo: Phuong Quyen / Tuoi Tre

A butterfly in the butterfly garden of the Saigon Zoo and Botanical Gardens in District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, February 6, 2024. Photo: Phuong Quyen / Tuoi Tre

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