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Synonyms for hibernating

in a condition of biological rest or suspended animation

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In Delaware, WNS-related deaths were first confirmed in 2012 among bats hibernating in cave-like conditions in Fort Delaware and Fort DuPont in New Castle County.
Prior to hibernating, gradually cool your tortoise's environment and bathe it daily.
Unlike the tree-hibernators, the upland lemurs take periodic breaks from hibernating to sleep, Klopfer, the Lemur Center's Marina Blanco and colleagues report in the August Royal Society Open Science.
The shorter hibernating period was another threat which led to significant decline in the population of several species including marmots, chipmunks and brown bears, they said, adding that all these animals were either having shorter hibernating period or not hibernate at all due to global warming.
If you do find hibernating ones, it is best to move them to an unheated out-building, such as a garage or shed, or to a very sheltered corner of the garden.
He found that the bears, chubby from eating all fall, did develop diabetes while they were hibernating.
The bat can survive by only taking around five breaths a minute while hibernating.
Grass snakes, slow worms and lots of different kinds of insects, such as butterflies and hornets, will all be hibernating as well.
In the first half of the mild winter, many animals were tricked into not hibernating.
Others have been hibernating and then coming out when they need to eat, but there aren't any of their natural food sources around - snails, slugs and worms.
Because of Oregon's climate, most bats are beginning to hibernate for winter this time of year, and if they were disturbed while hibernating, they likely won't be able to recover enough stored body fat to last them through the winter, Barnes said.
Washington, Feb 8 (ANI): It seems hibernating is much more complicated than one might think.
These mammals spend up to seven months of the year hibernating, during which time they are essentially immobile.
The data revealed that each time a hibernating bear takes a breath, its heart rate dramatically speeds up.