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We learned, at the forest preserve, that frogs hibernate in the winter. How do frogs hibernate? We are 7 and 8 year old children asking this question.



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From the New Webster's Universal Encyclopedia: "Hibernation involves a period of sleep during which the body temperature drops almost to that of the surroundings, the body processes are slowed, and the hibernator lives on a reserve of body fat until it awakens in the spring."

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