8 Animals That Hibernate In Summer

By Tena Burdge March 18, 2024, 11:54 AM

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1. Ground Squirrels

Various species of ground squirrels hibernate during the summer to conserve energy and avoid extreme heat.

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2. Fat-Tailed Dwarf Lemurs

These small primates from Madagascar enter a state of hibernation during the dry season when food is scarce.

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3. European Hedgehogs

Some European hedgehog species may undergo a period of aestivation (a summer form of hibernation) to avoid hot temperatures and conserve energy.

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4. Tortoises

Certain species of tortoises, such as the desert tortoise, may enter a period of aestivation to survive hot, dry conditions.

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5. Snakes

Some snake species, like the eastern hognose snake, may burrow underground or seek shelter to escape the summer heat and conserve energy.

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6. Bats

While many bat species hibernate during the winter, some tropical bat species may undergo a period of aestivation during hot summer months.

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7. Frogs and Toads

Certain amphibian species may enter a state of aestivation during dry or hot periods to conserve moisture and energy.

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8. Ground Beetles

Some ground beetle species may burrow into the soil or seek shelter to escape summer temperatures and conserve moisture.

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