Animals that Hibernate
So you want to learn about animals that hibernate? When you think of an animal hibernating you probably think about a bear, but did you know that other animals hibernate too? An animal will hibernate when the food supply runs low and the temperatures drop, causing it to be too cold to wander about. Some might go into a deep sleep while others will just slow down but remain active. Some animals, such as most birds are smart enough to run away to warmer climates during the winter months where the food supply never runs short and they can stay warm.
The following is a list of 15 animals that hibernate along with their characteristics:
There you have it, 15 animals that hibernate. This can be a great teaching lesson for your class. Want to get hands on with animals? Try some of our animal themed community service ideas.