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Which animals hibernate during the Summer months rather than the Winter ones please?


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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.

J. Elliott


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