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Name: Takina
Status: student
Grade: 9-12
Location: MN
Country: USA
Date: Winter 2011-2012


Question:
Why can't shrews hibernate?



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Animals that can hibernate or go into a state of torpor have the physiological ability to slow down their metabolism. Scientists are still studying exactly why and how this entire process works. Why can't shrews hibernate? My simple answer to this is because they physically do not have the ability to control their metabolism in that way.

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