Why Do Animals Hibernate?

What does hibernate mean?

Hibernate means to take a long season snooze, to help animals survive with a belly full of food most animals sleep through the cold winter and wake up in spring.

How long do animals hibernate for?

They hibernate for about six to seven weeks, in their cave or underground.

What type of animals hibernate?

Bears, turtles, frogs, snail, snakes, bee, groundhogs, humming birds, bats,

Skunks and ladybugs are most of the animals that hibernate.


Where do animals hibernate?

Some prepare a den, some dig tunnels in snow or ground or inside trees or

shallow caves and some dig in sand.


Do animals hibernate underground?

Some hibernate underground and some hibernate above land.


How do they not get hungry or thirsty?

They could keep non-perishing food in there den or

they could eat a lot of food to build up fat and not have to eat.


Are animals awake when they’re hibernating?

When animals hibernate their body temperature drops when they enter

a really deep sleep and might wake up to have some food.


Hibernation helps animals to survive the cold winter and help them to

survive in their natural habitat.


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