Monarch butterflies migrate from Canada to Mexico

Monarch butterflies migrate from Canada to Mexico

Thousands of monarch butterflies travel from Canada to one of the pine forests in central Mexico, their place for hibernation. They fly at an altitude of 3,000 metres.

They travel 4,000 kilometres from Canada to North America, and from other countries, where they face extinction.

They advance at a speed of between 75 and 130 km/day during migration, flapping their wings between 300 and 720 times per minute.

Eduardo Rendon, coordinator of WWF’s monarch butterfly observation project in Mexi‚Ķ

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