Why do animals hibernate?

Can humans hibernate?

"The closest most humans come to hibernation these days seems be through meditation, sleep, and starvation. All three states are characterized by many of the same things as hibernation—decreased metabolic activity, decreased oxygen consumption, muscle relaxation, and decreased hormone production. While body temperatures drop in all four states, meditation comes closest to hibernation..."

"Tired, hungry and sad? Relax, you're hibernating

Does dull weather wear you down? Does every shop crammed with sales stock send your spirits plummeting? Is that health kick abandoned in favor of comfort food and a relationship with your duvet? Don't worry - perhaps your body's trying to hibernate."

A fun picture to color while you hibernate!

And a video of Tootsie, Lucille, Pawncha, and Monkey in their

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