Almost 245 species of butterflies have been recorded in Sri Lanka, of which 26 species are endemic and 100 species are threatened.
The Zoo has a small but attractive butterfly garden, which is rich in shrubs and flowers. A small stream flows through the butterfly garden, makes the surrounding more pleasant and cool.
Though there are so many butterflies flying throughout the zoo, Butterfly Park is the place where visitors should visit to see different varieties of butterflies in a beautifully landscaped area. Flowering plants and feeding plants of butterflies make this place more attractive.
Around 30 species of butterflies could observe here. In addition to the natural nectar, butterflies are fed with artificially provided bee honey and fruit juice and also fresh fruit pieces are provided to suck juices. Not only butterflies but other stages of butterfly life cycle also display there, in order to educate visitors.