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Australian Butterfly Sanctuary

The Australian Butterfly Sanctuary is a butterfly zoo and exhibit situated in the centre of Kuranda, Queensland, Australia.

Kuranda Butterfly Sanctuary is listed by the Guinness Book of Records as Australia’s largest butterfly flight aviary and exhibit. The sanctuary was conceived, designed, and built by Paul and Susan Wright in 1987. The sanctuary rears only native butterflies of Australia that are bred on the premises. The lab breeds about 30,000 caterpillars each year, and sends about 24,000 pupae to be released in the aviary.