MONARCH butterflies travel 4,500 km from Canada to spend the winter in Sierra Chincua Sanctuary in Mexico — an incredible feat for such a small creature.

In the past, the people of Michoacan, Mexico thought the monarch butterflies were a plague and proceeded to cut down the oyamel trees, where the butterflies cluster, to get rid of them. Nowadays, a sanctuary protects the butterflies and ensures that they have a place to migrate to in the winters.

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