What animals hibernate?

Victoria Dmitrieva
Victoria Dmitrieva
February 12, 2013
What animals hibernate?

Sleep is very useful for any organism. Animal or human. Only unlike people, animals can sleep without a sleep for several months. It will be helpful to know which animals hibernate.

Hibernation, a vital condition associated with the inaccessibility of food for the body. It is due to the slowing down of processes and is characterized by a decrease in body temperature, slowing breathing, heartbeat, and a different physiology.

There are hibernation in winter - hibernation, and also summer - ativation. By species, it can be daily, seasonal, and irregular (with a sudden deterioration of the surrounding conditions).

The hibernating animals in winter are sony, badger, gopher, chipmunk, hamsters, raccoons and bears. Also hedgehogs, rodents and frogs. The Chilean possum, the small pygmy lemur, the American white-throated nightjar, the Australian echidna and the Australian possum pygmy. The bat falls both in hibernation and in the daily.

Summer hibernation is characteristic of the yellow and sand gopher, the Central Asian tortoise, the African hedgehog, and tenrek (Madagascar insectivorous). It is also common to some types of ticks, fish and amphibians.

With this hibernation, developmental processes slow down dramatically, to the point that the animal becomes almost cold-blooded.

Conditions similar to hibernation is a process of torpor, prolonged sleep and pseudo sleep. Visually, these states are similar, but differ in the physiology of the processes. Snakes, lizards, salamanders, tritons and toads fall into a stupor.

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