How is Climate Change Affecting Hibernation Patterns of Animals?

Think hibernation is just a nap bears take during the wintertime? It’s way more complicated–and climate based. With climate change happening, how will hibernating animals be affected and will animals who don’t hibernate now begin to?

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What is hibernation?,donotmoveatall

Fat tailed lemurs
DOI 10.1007/s00360-002-0300-1

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Examples of climate change affecting hibernation

Examples of warmer temps increasing hibernation

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