Why does a hibernating animals temperature drop?
I would assume as a way of conserving energy. Kind of like a natural suspended animation.
Animals that Hiberante Below are just a few Examples: . Hamsters . Prairie Dogs . Dormouse . Fat tailed lemurs . Ground squirrels . Earthworms . Ladybird . Mosquit…oes . bats . snakes . lizards . hedhogs . butterflies . polar bears
Animals hibernate in the winter.
Depending on the type of animal i.e. if the animal is cold or warm blooded; they respond differently. Cold blooded animals have to stay in the sunlight in order to ensure that… they get enough heat, while warm blooded animal may take the same action as cold blooded one or regulate their own body temperature to warm themselves up.
Bats, frogs,snakes, ladybugs,amphibians, and turtles. When they hibernate their heart rate, blood pressure, and kidney function go down. They hibernate so they don't freeze to… death. Rabbits hibernate also.
They hibernate in winter
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Summer and Spring are filled with food for both predators and herbivores. Autumm is when plants begin to wilt ( and crops ), so this is when animals try to find, and eat the s…craps that are left. Winter however is icy cold, with all plants dead. So prededers and some herbivores hibernate (sleep until spring ) to make time go by. :) from olivia the animal person a message from the hsa help. save. animals.
Some well known mammals that hibernate are bears, bats and ground squirrels. Reptiles such as snakes, turtles and frogs also hibernate, but this differs from traditional hib…ernation because the metabolic processes are different. It is called brumation, and just means the reptile is less active, or slow. They still need to take in water and are not fully "sleeping". Hibernating slows down their bodily functions such as digestion and heartbeat, as well as their metabolism, or how they turn food and fats into energy so that they can go a whole season without eating. In order to prepare for this, the animal usually will gorge itself to build up a store of fats and eat fibrous things such as grass, tree bark, hair, etc., to for a plug in their bowels and prevent them from messing themselves during hibernation.
Warm Blooded Animals:. Hibernating animals build up fat reserves before the big 'sleep'. The fat is slowly consumed to keep up a regular metabolic state. Their metabolism wil…l slow down, along with their heart rate and breathing. This slow consumption of fat keeps them from starving (they don't need a lot of energy if they aren't moving around, so less fat can be consumed and stored longer). During hibernation the animal's temperature will lower to the temperature around them. Say it's 0 C (32 F) outside, the animal's body temp will be the same ( basically they 'turn' into a cold-blooded animal). If it gets too cold more fat will be consumed to produce more heat. Some animals will wake and eat then walk around within their den to produce more heat ( but this is not 'true' hibernation. True hibernation means the animal does not wake up until environmental conditions are 'perfect').. Cold Blooded Animals:. Cold blooded animals also build fat stores but unlike warm blooded animals they go into a 'dead' state. They completely stop breathing and consume much less fat than warm blooded animals. They are able to freeze their bodies and warm up again only when the outside temperature warms up. They are completely dependant on their surroundings unlike warm blooded animals who can warm their bodies up by consuming more fat. (Cold blooded animals can not hold as mach fat as a warm blooded animals can.)
the animals are mammals,reptiles,and amphibians so that is the real answer
In Animal Life
mostly just mammals hibernate such as bears but some frogs also hibernate
In Animal Life
some animals their body temperature does drop along with their breathing rate, during hibernation. In hedgehogs if their body temperature drops below a certain point (it is n…ot known what temperature as its different in all hedgehogs) they will use some of their body fat to start shaking to warm up then move to a warm location.
to conserve energy.
to store food in their food in their belly until they wake up inspring