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Look: Inside world's largest covered butterfly garden in Dubai

Look: Inside world's largest covered butterfly garden in Dubai
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A visitor takes a phone picture of a butterfly at Dubai's indoor Butterfly Garden, one of the world’s largest, featuring 15,000 butterflies of around 26 kinds. From the owl-eyed Morpho Granadensis and bright yellow Phoebis Philea to the deep blue Caligo Atreus and the black-and-white Idea Leoconoe, the butterflies are a riot of colour. Image Credit: AFP
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They flit around specially cultivated nectar plants and food stations across nine air-conditioned domes covering 2,600 square metres. Image Credit: AFP
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The domes are bright and airy, with plenty of natural light coming in through the triangular windows. The temperature inside is tightly monitored. Image Credit: AFP
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The entire area has been specially landscaped to include a variety of colourful nectar plants. There are also 15 food stations where butterflies can feed on nutrient syrups and fruits like mangoes, pineapple and watermelon. Image Credit: AFP
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Butterflies feed on sugar solution and fruits. Image Credit: Antonin Kelian Kallouche/Gulf News
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A man holds a butterfly at Dubai's indoor Butterfly Garden. In the middle of each dome are white, netted gazebos that visitors can sit in for an immersive butterfly experience, as dozens flap and fly around. Image Credit: AFP
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The butterfly garden has a kids’ interactive area where they can draw and colour butterflies and get them printed on customised T-shirts. Image Credit: AFP
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Guests will undergo thermal scanning prior to entering the Garden and must wear face masks inside the Garden at all times. Image Credit: AFP
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A rare giant Vietnamese Atlas moth. The Atlas Moth is one of the largest species of butterfly that can be kept by insect enthusiasts. The moth is beautiful and very large, but also the caterpillars look amazing. The caterpillars are green-whitish with strange soft spines on their backs. Their last feet have a bright red spot on them. Image Credit: AFP
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A butterfly is pictured at Dubai's indoor Butterfly Garden. Guests must keep a minimum of 2 meters social distance from others (except for families who live in the same household). Image Credit: AFP