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PHOTO GALLERY: Monarch butterflies at Toledo Zoo

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    Monarch butterflies flex their wings inside the Butterfly Hut Thursday, August 23, 2018, at the Toledo Zoo.

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    Suzanne Stewart, 6, investigates a Monarch butterfly on her shirt before it and four others were released Thursday, August 23, 2018, at the Toledo Zoo.

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    Interpretive guide Nicholas Lang, center, shares facts about Monarch butterflies before releasing five Thursday, August 23, 2018, at the Toledo Zoo.

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    A Monarch butterfly flutters in its enclosure before being released Thursday, August 23, 2018, at the Toledo Zoo.

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    Charles Nusbaum, 7, right, investigates the five Monarch butterflies to be released Thursday, August 23, 2018, at the Toledo Zoo.

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    Interpretive guide Nicholas Lang, center, handles a Monarch butterfly.

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    Abby Ofiara, 8, right, holds a Tiger Swallowtail butterfly as other children reach in to handle four Monarch butterflies to be released Thursday, August 23, 2018, at the Toledo Zoo.

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    Interpretive guide Nicholas Lang heads into the Butterfly Hut where he and other Toledo Zoo members are raising Monarch butterflies.

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    Monarch butterflies flex their wings near a butterfly chrysalis inside the Butterfly Hut Thursday, August 23, 2018, at the Toledo Zoo.

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    Monarch caterpillars climb inside the Butterfly Hut Thursday, August 23, 2018, at the Toledo Zoo.

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The Toledo Zoo is holding live releases of Monarch butterflies at 2:30 p.m.each Tuesday, Thursday, and Sunday through Sept. 30. The zoo is raising the butterflies to help them repopulate. Each generation of monarchs live about two months, and every fourth generation migrates to Mexico and back. Use the arrows on the left and right to scroll through the photo gallery above.

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