October 2017

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Flutter By, Butterfly!

Image of Connect October 2017 with ButterflyAccording to the International Union for Conservation of Nature, nearly one in five insect species assessed are under immediate threat of extinction.  It is estimated that 160 species of insect went extinct in the 20th Century in the United States alone. Loss of habitat for development, overharvesting, increased pollution and widespread use of pesticides are responsible for the loss of many species.  The Toledo Zoo and Aquarium is using the public's love of butterflies to implement a multi-faceted to local butterfly conservation.

A New Chapter for Sea Turtles at the Sout Carolina Aquarium (members only)

Lean Into Change at the Denver Zoo (members only)


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Monarch Butterfly © Thinkstock


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