Torpor

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Torpor
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Torpor

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Torpor is a form of sleep that helps animals conserve valuable resources in times of stress, such as in cold or very hot, dry weather. Body temperature drops and the heart and metabolic rates slow down so that less energy is needed to stay alive. Animals can stay torpid for short bursts, or go into long-term torpor lasting weeks or months, known as hibernation (winter) or aestivation (summer). Animals in torpor are far more difficult to wake up than animals in normal sleep.

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Whirling wings
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Whirling wings

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Andean hillstars
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Andean hillstars

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Siberian hibernation
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Siberian hibernation

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Andean hillstar
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Andean hillstar

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Arctic ground squirrel
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Arctic ground squirrel

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Brown-throated sloth
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Brown-throated sloth

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Brown bear
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Brown bear

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Common crossbill
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Common crossbill

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Common swift
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Common swift

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Common toad
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Common toad

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Daubenton's bat
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Daubenton's bat

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Hedgehog
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Hedgehog

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Gopher tortoise
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Gopher tortoise

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Grass snake
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Grass snake

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Dormouse
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Dormouse

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Large blue butterfly
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Large blue butterfly

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Little bent-wing bat
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Little bent-wing bat

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Long-eared hedgehog
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Long-eared hedgehog

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Madame Berthe's mouse lemur
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Madame Berthe's mouse lemur

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Nile crocodile
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Nile crocodile

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Polar bear
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Polar bear

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Purple emperor butterfly
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Purple emperor butterfly

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Red squirrel
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Red squirrel

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Sand lizard
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Sand lizard

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Serotine bat
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Serotine bat

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Siberian salamander
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Siberian salamander

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