Name: Molly B.
Date: Sunday, December 08, 2002
Which animals hibernate during the Summer months rather
than the Winter ones please?
To a biologist hibernation refers to the dormant state some animals go into
to survive the winter, so no animals "hibernate" in summer. Some animals
have dormant periods other than in winter. Dormancy to survive heat and
drought is called "aestivation." Some invertebrates like snails and other
small aquatic animals aestivate when their pond or marsh habitats dry out.
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