Giant moths bred for the first time at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo

Giant moths with a foot-long wingspan have successfully been bred for the first time at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo. Keepers replicated tropical weather conditions and installed a large magnolia tree into the Atlas moth (Attacus atlas) enclosure, in the hope of encouraging breeding and, within weeks, eggs had been laid. They saw the creatures go through their entire life cycles – from eggs, to caterpillars, to pupa – before developing into adults.