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Chapultepec Butterfly Garden

The Chapultepec Butterfly Garden houses thousands of butterflies that fly freely through the space, much to the delight of visitors. A trip to this part of the zoo consists of two parts: a building displaying butterfly specimens and the actual insectarium.

While inside the butterfly garden, you’ll see an incubator full of cocoons. So many insects hatch here that every hour, the zoo holds a special event where each visitor can release a butterfly. A Nahuas legend says that if you make a wish on a butterfly on its first flight, your wish will come true.

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