Butterfly House Re-Opens in Rio de Janeiro’s Zona Norte

By Georgia Grimond, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (Fiocruz), situated near Avenida Brasil in Zona Norte (North Zone), last week opened its doors to a newly revived butterfly house. As part of the 2015 National Science and Technology Week, whose theme this year is “Light, Science, and Life”, the house has been re-opened having been closed for close to three years.

In a space of 84 square meters, visitors can wander among four different types of butterfly from the Americas: the owl butterfly (Caligo eurilochus brasiliensis), the orange-tipped angled-sulphur (Anteos menippe . . .

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