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Hibernating Animals

Animals that Hibernate in the Winter

Fun Facts about Hibernating Animals

  • Many animals sleep during the cold winter season.
  • Some animals sleep in caves, anothers cuddle inside burrow
  • or hollows in tree trunks.
  • They hibernate because food is harder to find in the  winter season and the lack of food makes it hard for them to find energy to move around.
  • When animals hibernate, they undergo physical adaptations. Their heart beat slows down. They breath less and their body temperature goes down ( very close to freezing temperature)
  • Hibernation also cause their brains to goes into a deep sleep.
  • Hibernating animals take a long time to wake up.


Coloring Pages of Hibernating Animals

Groundhogs, and  bats, are some of the animals that hibernate. They store a lot of fat which will helps them to survive during their hibernation.


 Hibernating Bear

Groundhog


Songs about Hiberbation

Little Bear

(To the tune of Frere Jacques)

Are you sleeping? Are you sleeping? 
Little bear, little bear. 
You will sleep all winter, Through the long, cold winter, 
Little bear, little bear. 

Are you sleeping? Are you sleeping? 
Little bear, little bear. 
You will wake in springtime, In the warm, warm springtime, 
Little bear, little bear.



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