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Colombia Vies with Peru for Butterfly Supremacy

Jun 02 -- In its rivalry with Peru to have the largest number of registered butterfly species, Colombia has taken a giant step in exhibiting these creatures: interactive butterfly habitats that recreate natural ecosystems.

Colombia Vies with Peru for Butterfly Supremacy

The project helps show the country’s biodiversity, one of the world’s richest with close to 3,500 kinds of lepidoptera compared with between an estimated 3,500 to 4,000 in neighboring Peru.

The keeper of the butterfly habitat at the Cali Zoo, Alejandro Perdomo, told Efe during a visit here that official figures of catalogued species in both countries vary “almost from one day to the next.”
 
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