Behavioral Adaptions


Hibernation is when an animal goes to sleep for an extended amount of time during the cold. The reason they do this is because their food source disappears during the cold winter. If they didn't hibernate they would starve because they wouldn't be able to locate their food. The hibernating animal uses 70 to 100 times less energy than when they are active. The animals prepare for hibernation by gathering and storing enough food to last them until winter.


Migration is the seasonal movement of animals from one region to another. Birds, mammals, insects, reptiles, and fish all migrate. Some animals migrate following their food source as it migrates. Other animals migrate so they can get to more hospitable areas.

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