Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Morning again?


From Wikipedia:

“Hibernation is a state of inactivity and metabolic depression in animals, characterized by lower body temperature, slower breathing, and lower metabolic rate. Hibernation conserves energy, especially during winter. Hibernation may last several days or weeks depending on species, ambient temperature, and time of year. The typical winter season for a hibernator is characterized by periods of hibernation interrupted by sporadic euthermic arousals wherein body temperature is restored to typical values. Hibernation allows animals to conserve energy during the winter when food is short. During hibernation, animals drastically lower their metabolism so as to tap energy reserves stored as body fat at a slower rate.”

That pretty much sums it up for me, how about you?

2 Comments:

Blogger threetoedsloth said...

I'm sleeping 10 hours a night!

5:11 PM  
Blogger LisaBinDaCity said...

If only!

The bear kinda looks like Ally da Pup when she is snoozing ;-)

6:49 AM  

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