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Erlijn van Genuchten

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World Wildlife Day

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Global warming can also affect hibernating animals

The changing temperatures due to human activities have far-reaching consequences. These consequences not only affect us, but also affect animals, such as mammals that hibernate during winter. Hibernation is also called winter sleep, and is similar to sleep in that bodily processes are turned down to save energy. However, hibernation lasts a lot longer than sleep, and the processes to keep the body alive are at a lower level with hibernation than sleep. For example, groundhogs start hibernating in late fall for about three months, and their heart rate goes from 80 beats per minute down to 5 per minute, their breaths per minute go down from 16 to 2 and their body temperature goes from 37°C (99°F) to 3°C (37°F). The changing climatic circumstances can impact hibernating animals in many different ways, sometimes positive, sometimes negative, and sometimes it doesn't seem to make a difference. In this article, I explain how hibernating animals can be affected by global warming:

4 Ways Global Warming Can Affect Hibernating Mammals

How higher temperatures make a difference for animals’ winter sleep

https://medium.com/the-environment/4-ways-global-warming-can-affect-hibernating-mammals-8be7a5ccdb35




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  • Videlis Eddie

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    This is informative ... It's calls for urgent action towards curbing climate change

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    • Daniel Waweru

      10 w

      very informative

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      • Jengaj John

        10 w

        Rising temperatures lower many species survival rates due to changes that lead to less food, less successful reproduction, and interfering with the environment for native wildlife.

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        • Joseph Githinji

          10 w

          Helpful information, hope we can all work together and have a safe planet

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          • Munene Mugambi

            10 w

            Global warming affects us all

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          • Tabitha Kimani

            10 w

            Very important information.

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            • Majdi Alnajjar

              10 w

              Wonderful!! Please keep going 💚

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