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Butterfly Wonderland Opens Rainforest Reptiles Exhibit

Many of the lizards at the Reptile Exhibit ranged from four inches to a foot in size. An Asian Water Dragon sits on a tree branch.
Photo by Casey Wood

The newest attraction at Butterfly Wonderland in the Talking Stick A Cultural and Entertainment Destination features slithering creatures.

The Rainforest Reptiles Exhibit opened its doors on June 7 as part of the popular Butterfly Wonderland facility in the eastern part of the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community.

The new exhibit features lizards, snakes, frogs and large spiders. You can see the colorful poison dart frogs, a mata mata turtle, green tree lizard, dwarf caiman and many other creatures that live above the rainforest in the trees or on the forest floor.

A Mountain Horned Lizard which is found in Southeast Asia.
Photo by Casey Wood
This small green tree python hangs on a branch in his enclosure, like it would in the jungle blending into its surroundings.
Information on the species and where they come from is located on their display cases or on murals on the walls.

The reptile exhibit is located right before you enter the Tropical Waters of the World Exhibit. Doors are open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily.

For more information, visit or call (480) 800-3000.