Not only children but also their parents will love the original way of learning about the life of 15 exotic butterfly species. All visitors can now become a part of their colourful life for a moment. They will have a chance to see the biggest day butterfly – the owl butterfly, whose wingspan can reach up to 150 mm, the blue-black night butterfly of the morpho family from tropical virgin forests of Central and Southern America or nymphalid butterflies from virgin forests of South-Eastern Asia which look like dry orange leaves. This so called leaf-mimicry image made the kallima inachus butterfly especially famous. There will also be the swallowtail butterfly and many others. The exposition itself will offer a very special audiovisual experience with sound effects as well as direct contact with butterflies. “The butterfly garden is not only about the exhibition but also about the possibility to observe the remarkable life of butterflies, their behaviour, habits. Our butterflies come from an English butterfly farm and are sent to us regularly from greenhouse hatcheries in the third development stage of their chrysalises. There are strict conditions that must be respected during the process of hatching – a minimum temperature of 27°C and an ideal 80% air humidity. The chrysalises are stuck to boards in the hatcheries by using rubber adhesive and once butterflies emerge from them, they are let out to the butterfly garden. This happens every day. Their wings are wet and stuck together once they hatch and it takes a few hours until they are straight. As far as their eating habits are concerned, some species do not eat anything and live just for one week, others can live to be even two months old and feed mainly on nectar of Lantana camara or verbena and are given supplementary feeding in the form of overripe fruit,” said Peter Šúr, the manager of the Liptov Arena.
The butterfly garden in the Liptov Arena is open for public every day from 1/7/2017 between 9:00 and 20:00. Visitors will have a chance to take pictures of butterfly brides, to see a butterfly birthday bash with an animator and from 7th July, to experience an evening butterfly fairy tale with two magical fairies who will guide them around the garden. For more details, please visit www.liptovarena.sk.
Tatry mountain resorts, a.s. (TMR) is the leader in tourism in Central and Eastern Europe; it owns and operates attractive mountain resorts, amusement parks, restaurant facilities, sports services, shops and hotels. In the Low Tatras TMR owns and operates the resort Jasná Nízke Tatry and hotels Wellness hotel Grand Jasná, Boutique Hotel Tri Studničky, Chalets Jasná De Luxe, Hotel Srdiečko, and Hotel Rotunda. TMR is also the owner of Aquapark Tatralandia, the largest Slovak aquapark with year-round operation, which besides water entertainment includes Tropical Paradise, a special tropical indoor hall with sea water, as well as Fun Park, and accommodation in bungalows and apartments of Holiday Village Tatralandia. In the High Tatras TMR owns and operates the resort Vysoké Tatry with mountain areas of Tatranská Lomnica, Starý Smokovec, and Štrbské Pleso, which TMR co-manages. In the High Tatras TMR also owns hotels Grandhotel Praha Tatranská Lomnica, Grandhotel Starý Smokovec, Hotel FIS Štrbské Pleso and Mountain hotel Hrebienok. TMR also owns a 9.5 % share in Melida, a.s., which leases and operates the resort Špindlerův Mlýn in the Czech Republic. In Poland TMR owns a 97% share in the mountain resort Szczyrkowski Ośrodek Narciarski S.A. (SON), a 75% share in a company that owns and operates Silesian Amusement Park (Śląskie Wesołe Miasteczko) and a 7.3% share in an amusement-educational project via the Polish company Korona Ziemi Sp. z.o.o. TMR also owns and leases hotels Slovakia, Kosodrevina, Liptov and Ski&Fun Záhradky a Bungalovy to third parties. By the end of 2016 EUR 230 mil. had been invested into development and modernisation of TMR’s resorts. TMR shares are traded on three European stock exchanges – in Bratislava, Prague, and Warsaw.