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One Man Single-Handedly Repopulates Rare Butterfly Species


Tim Wong, aquatic biologist from California’s Academy of Sciences took it upon himself to re-populate The California Pipevine Swallowtail, a species that was on the verge of disappearing completely.

He built a greenhouse for the butterflies in his own backyard, creating the perfect living conditions for the butterflies to grow after learning that they only needed to feed on one plant (The California Pipevine).

Once he had created his ‘butterfly paradise’ he transported 20 caterpillars to it and now, three years later it is thriving and more of these tiny creatures are being seen around San Francisco.

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