Image: © Jeremy Dwyer-Lindgren/Woodland Park Zoo

Bug World Habitat Reopens at Woodland Park Zoo


The Animal Facts Editorial Team


May 14, 2023 1:00 am


Nashville Zoo, Tennessee, The United States

Woodland Park Zoo have reopened their Bug World habitat following months of renovations. The new habitat reintroduces arthropods, the largest group of invertebrates to the zoo.

Guests visiting the new habitat may view 16 species of arthropod. Discover the Mexican red-knee tarantula, western horse lubber, two-spotted assassin bug, Peruvian fire walking stick, flamboyant flower beetle, fierce waterbug, emperor scorpion and many more, and develop a new appreciation for these animals.

A significant upgrade completed within the space is the installation of Kessil LED lighting. This Nobel prize-winning technology uses a close grouping of LED chips to produce a strong beam of ultraviolet light. This creates UVA levels similar to those experienced by wild animals.

Bug World is free with zoo admission and open daily.

Bug World Reopens at Woodland Park Zoo

Image: © Jeremy Dwyer-Lindgren/Woodland Park Zoo

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Image: © Jeremy Dwyer-Lindgren/Woodland Park Zoo

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