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|New Home Wanted for Butterflies|
- Syon and Gunnersbury parks close gates on 2,000 of London’s most beautiful winged creatures
BUTTERFLY lovers of London are being asked to come up with money and ideas for a new site in preparation for the closure of the present Syon Park butterfly centre.
The London Butterfly House attracts 70,000 visitors a year to the Syon Park base, but has been told to vacate the site when its lease ends later this year, in favour of a new hotel.
“Since we have used all our financial reserves, we are asking for financial help,” said Michael Crosse, a spokesperson for the Butterfly House. “We are trying to preserve this beautiful valued attraction for the whole of London, by asking for help with a site.”
Plans to move the butterfly centre and its 2,000 butterflies to nearby Gunnersbury Park have been scuppered by Deputy Prime Minister John Prescott, whose insistence on a public planning inquiry has cost implications the Butterfly House cannot meet.
The London Butterfly House is open until the end of October this year.
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