Do some animals sleep all winter?

  1. Iznogoud profile image80
    Iznogoudposted 5 years ago

    Do some animals sleep all winter?

  2. bmcoll3278 profile image76
    bmcoll3278posted 5 years ago

    bears kind of do but they get up several times for a few hours from what I understand. Some others do hibernate all winter.

  3. Dubuquedogtrainer profile image60
    Dubuquedogtrainerposted 5 years ago

    Yes, it's called hibernation. It is a way for some animals to adjust to the cold temperatures. Hibernation results in a lowered body temperature and deep sleep.

    True hibernating animals do not cache food in their dens or caves and wake up to eat it - so, that means that I am not a true hibernator! LOL Bears wake up and move around so they are probably not true hibernators.

    Some animals that hibernate are badgers, squirrels, chipmunks, groundhogs, raccoons, skunks, frogs, toads, earthworms, snails, lizards and snakes.

    When I taught biology I demonstrated for my class how a toad could be placed into hibernation and brought back out (unharmed) using a cooling process.

 
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