Why Do Animals Hibernate?
Genius Hour Q2: Ryley Hoffman
The Main Reason For Hibernation:
The Difference between Hibernating and Sleeping.
Examples of Animals That Hibernate:
More on Bears and Hibernating:
More on Other Animals
Groundhogs dig deep dens to protect themselves as they hibernate through the winter.
Some bat species are known to pack it in during the winter months. They usually live at high altitudes where prey is scarce. But not all bats hibernate.
Snakes absorb water and stay in their dens during the cold weather.
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"Groundhog Hibernation." Animals. N.p., n.d. Web. 19 Dec. 2015. <http://animals.mom.me/groundhog-hibernation-3613.html>.
N.p., n.d. Web. <http://www.livescience.com/32227-do-bats-hibernate.html>.
N.p., n.d. Web. <http://hibernationstation.weebly.com/garter-snakes.html>.
N.p., n.d. Web. <http://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/nature/denning.htm>.
-Chipmunk picture: http://s.hswstatic.com/gif/hibernation-chipmunk.jpg
-Bear hibernating: http://www.nps.gov/katm/photosmultimedia/images/bear-in-den-illustration.jpg