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A paper kite butterfly lands on a newly arrived pentas flower on March 18, 2012 at the San Diego Zoo, part of the flutter of preparations occurring this week before Butterfly Jungle opens March 24, 2012 at the Zoo's Safari Park. Once a year, guests at the Safari Park are enchanted and spellbound as thousands of butterflies flitter around them in a walk-through aviary. But all that magic doesn't happen without a lot of work. Eight months ago, the Safari Park's horticulture staff began growing some of the plants that will sustain these fragile creatures. Butterfly Jungle will from March 24 through April 15. This year, 30 species of butterflies will inhabit Hidden Jungle. Many of them are still in their pupae stage in the Park's hatching room waiting to emerge. Butterfly Jungle is included with admission to the San Diego Zoo Safari Park. AFP PHOTO / SAN DIEGO ZOO / Ken BOHN == RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE / MANDATORY CREDIT:
A paper kite butterfly lands on a newly arrived pentas flower on March 18, 2012 at the San Diego Zoo, part of the flutter of preparations occurring this week before Butterfly Jungle opens March 24, 2012 at the Zoo's Safari Park. Once a year, guests at the Safari Park are enchanted and spellbound as thousands of butterflies flitter around them in a walk-through aviary. But all that magic doesn't happen without a lot of work. Eight months ago, the Safari Park's horticulture staff began growing some of the plants that will sustain these fragile creatures. Butterfly Jungle will from March 24 through April 15. This year, 30 species of butterflies will inhabit Hidden Jungle. Many of them are still in their pupae stage in the Park's hatching room waiting to emerge. Butterfly Jungle is included with admission to the San Diego Zoo Safari Park. AFP PHOTO / SAN DIEGO ZOO / Ken BOHN == RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE / MANDATORY CREDIT:KEN BOHN / AFP - Getty Images