Conservation is key at Bugtopia in Rutland
Conservation through education is the motto of the team behind Bugtopia, the new zoo that opened at Rutland Water last month.
And what better place to learn about ecology and biodiversity than in the middle of a jungle, surrounded by crocodiles, parrots, giants spiders and bats?
Joe Mordawska and Natalie Matts spent tens of thousands of pounds converting the former Butterfly Farm at the Sykes Lane site into a playground for animals and humans alike. And their hard work paid off when they welcomed their first visitors.