Today’s fact of the day is a simple one, if sleeping through the winter is called hibernation, what is sleeping through the summer called?
Sleeping through the summer is estivation.
Many reptiles undergo estivation because they are cold blooded. Being cold blooded means that their bodies stay the same temperature as the air around them, so if it is 40 degrees outside, their bodies are 40 degrees, if it is 110 degrees, then so are their bodies. Estivation offers them their best chance of surviving.
I wish I could both hibernate and estivate.