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Big bugs create buzz at Louisville Zoo

Kyle Shepherd Kyle Shepherd

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Super-sized bugs swarmed the entrance of the Louisville Zoo Monday, creating quite a buzz.

Zoo visitors will get to check out 13 animatronic insects including ants, spiders, bees and even a tarantula up close and personal as part of the Big, Big Bugs Exhibit.

The company that built the robotic bugs scanned images of the insects so they could magnify the detailed markings of the insects.

Louisville Zoo Media Relations Manager Kyle Shepherd said, "They're here for education reasons. You know, bugs are a part of our planet and you know, to get to see how a bug works and to see it larger than life like that, is really a learning experience. And you know, we're making them approachable, so they're not scary."

The exhibit opens March 28 and will be at the Zoo through September 28.

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