Tag: hibernation

March 19, 2021

Genes let some bats survive white-nose syndrome

Little brown bats that survive the deadly white-nose syndrome have different genes than those that have died from it, researchers found, suggesting an evolutionary path for bats to survive a...

May 1, 2020

Orphaned bear cubs emerge from den after hibernation

Feel like you’ve been stuck inside for a while? Maybe you can relate to these black bears (Ursus americanus) emerging from hibernation in Colorado. The two cubs were orphaned in...

September 27, 2019

Secrets of grizzly hibernation lie in their genes

Take a look at the blood chemistry of a hibernating bear, and it will look a lot like a human with diabetes. After bulking up on fat in the fall,...

April 20, 2017

Alberta bat hibernation site discovered away from mountains

Greg Horne and his fellow cave explorers had just gotten out of a truck from an all-day trip from Edmonton to the northern boreal forest of Alberta, but their journey...

November 15, 2016

Caught ‘napping’: First direct evidence of migratory hoary bats hibernating

Perched among the branches and needles of California’s redwood forests are nestled wayfaring hoary bats (Lasiurus cinereus). A migratory species capable of traveling hundreds of miles, hoary bats may wander...

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July 20, 2015

Polar Bears Lack Ability to Survive Long Summers

As sea ice continues to melt, polar bears don’t have the resources to survive extended periods of famine, according to a new study tracking the way the animals move and...