Lemur Heights ready for business

Red Ruffed Lemurs at the Tropical Butterfly House

Lemur Heights, a new Lemur walk-through exhibit, will be opening on 6th July 2013 at the Tropical Butterfly House. This much anticipated attraction will be unveiled by none other than Barry Chuckle, one half of the famous double act The Chuckle brothers. The Lemurs in question consist of  ten Ring-tailed Lemurs and three Red-Ruffed Lemurs and will have the pleasure of occupying this brand new, state of the art facility. Barry will reveal the exhibit at 2pm, with animal keepers on hand to introduce the public to the Madagascan primates.

The Tropical Butterfly House has gained in popularity year on year since its creation in 1996 and has recently won a TripAdvisor excellence award. The care that these animals receive is second to none with their welfare top priority. For visitors it will be an opportunity to get close to these rare animals in the flesh and enjoy their cheeky nature in an environment surrounded by beautiful wildlife and endangered species from around the world. Andrew Reeve, the curator of the zoo, spoke about the environment in which the primates will inhabit – “The Lemurs are free to walk amongst visitors in the outdoor area, as well as leap and climb on the trees, ropes and cargo netting that has been set up for them”.

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Emperor Tamarin – one of the many exotic animals at the Tropical Butterfly House

All in all the Tropical Butterfly House makes for a perfect attraction for the summer holidays. Kids will love the rich selection of animals and the opportunity to feed them and interact with them. A unique venue for unique species and a must-see for any wildlife lover. And with Barry Chuckle in attendance to unveil their latest attraction, the 6th July is  also a must for all Chucklevision fans.

Admission prices are as follows:

  • Adult £8.95
  • Child £7.95 (under 3’s free)
  • Explorer Family pass – £32 (2 adults, 2 children)
  • Ranger Family Pass – £38 (2 adults, 3 children)
  • Student/OAP – £8.45 with valid Student/NUS card for student discount)
  • Tropical Butterfly House membership – Adult – £34.95, Children – £29.95, Student/OAP – £32.95

All prices accurate at time of publication – taken from Tropical Butterfly House website.

For more ideas of what to do over the summer in Nottinghamshire head over to our What’s hot in Notts blog and see why July is shaping up to be a scorcher!

Posted on 02 July 2013
Featured author: Tom

Nottingham lad who’s a proud Notts County fan, cheese fiend, chocaholic and loves travelling and music.

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