Making Magic with Tree Fu Tom at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo

ZSL Whipsnade Zoo is the UK’s biggest zoo and an extremely popular attraction, with almost 700,000 visitors in 2014.  It has also won TripAdvisor’s Certificate of Excellence for five years in a row, admitting it to the TripAdvisor Hall of Fame – a significant accolade from the world’s largest travel site.

So, as you might imagine, Image Insight were extremely pleased to be invited to join Whipsnade Zoo for the grand opening of their new Butterfly House, in May this year. This is a fabulous, family friendly, visitor centre and one of the largest butterfly habitats of any zoo in the UK. Visitors walking through are treated to a colourful, immersive, tropical experience where they can learn about nature, whilst getting up close to all sorts of butterflies, as they flutter around them.

The Butterfly House opening was an exciting, half-term event for children, featuring a very special guest, Tree Fu Tom, from BBC TV’s CBeebies.

Our green screen photo solution for Whipsnade Zoo
Our green screen photo solution for Whipsnade Zoo


Using our temporary photo installation with green screen technology, visitors were able to have their photos taken with a variety of CBeebies characters. Both hard copies and digital soft copies of their prints (like the ones shown) were available for them to enjoy almost instantly.