By: Carlie Mote
Hibernation is a state of inactivity where body temperatures drops a lot, breathing slows. Happens in cold environments. Lowers metabolism. By hibernating animals saves energy by sleeping for a certain period of time, most the time is 3 to 4 weeks. Often with low body temperatures, the function of hibernation is to conserve energy during a period when sufficient food is unavailable.
This bear is hibernating to save his energy while the food is scarce.
Skunks going into hibernation in a log.
This is a wood frog going into hibernation in a log.
Its a form of learning in which an animal at a specific critical time in its life forms a social attachment to another object. Imprinting allows baby animals to understand appropriate behaviors and vocalizations for their species. They also follow around their mother in their early development of life to keep them safe until their old enough to understand how to do things on their own.
This shows baby ducklings following around their mother for safety.
This is a Foal having a social attachment to its mother.
This is some cheetahs having a social attachment to a dog.