A Balancing Act
Temperature conditions in the Monarch Butterfly sanctuaries in Mexico
are key to monarch survival.
temperatures are too cold the butterflies will freeze
temperatures are too warm the butterflies will burn
their stored fat too quickly and starve to death.
does this make sense to you?
People burn more energy in cold temperatures, trying
to keep warm. Can you explain why monarchs burn less
energy in cold temperatures?
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