Please be aware that our 'Australian Rainbows' lorikeet walk-through area is currently closed for essential maintenance work.
Please note that some areas withing the park may be CLOSED whilst we prepare for over ever-popular Halloween events - animal viewing is not affected. These areas include but are not limited to: All Saints Church & Elephant Bush Walk.
The owl-like eye patterns on the wings of the owl butterfly are a type of camouflage known as mimicry. Other animals will avoid going near large eyes that resemble a predator, keeping the butterfly safe. They also prefer to fly at dawn and dusk in the dark forests of South America, and only ever travel small distances to avoid being spotted by flying predators. Their caterpillars are small and brown, and will camouflage against plant stems.