Niagara Parks Butterfly Conservatory to Host New Swamp Creatures ExhibitFebruary 4, 2014


The Niagara Parks Butterfly Conservatory is pleased to present “Swamp Creatures”, a new family-friendly educational exhibit. Featuring animals from the world’s wetlands, the new exhibit created by Little Ray’s Reptile Zoo of Ottawa, will run from February 8 to May 11.

Zoo educators will be on site daily (except Wednesdays) to lead captivating educational programs and interactive sessions for visitors.

The Swamp Creatures exhibit will include species such as: Cuvier's Dwarf Caiman, Dumeril’s Monitor, Alligator Snapping Turtle, Stinkpot Turtle (indigenous), Pink Salmon Bird-eating Tarantula, Bullfrog, Budgett's Frog, Norwegian Rats, Cotton Mouth, Green Anaconda, Yellow Anaconda and the Malaysian Blood Python. See attached fact sheet for information on each of these unique animals.

The fully accessible Niagara Parks Butterfly Conservatory is located at 2565 Niagara Parkway, on the grounds of the Niagara Parks Botanical Gardens and School of Horticulture. The new exhibit is included with regular paid admission. For detailed information on the Conservatory, its hours of operation, admission and parking rates, as well as NPC’s attraction packages, please visit

Little Ray’s Reptile Zoo is one of Canada’s largest sanctuaries for unwanted pet reptiles. None of the animals on display were taken from the wild.