Left Definition 1 of 2Right
LampPro Tip 1/3
Seasonal BehaviorPlay
Used for animals or insects that become inactive during colder months. SlideSome species of bats hibernate to survive winter.
LampPro Tip 2/3
Not Just SleepPlay
'Hibernate' implies a period of inactivity, not just a regular sleep. SlideToads don't just sleep in mud; they hibernate.
LampPro Tip 3/3
Metabolic SlowdownPlay
Hibernation involves slowing down the metabolism, not just motionlessness. SlideDuring hibernation, a groundhog's heart rate drops significantly.