Skunks, like bears, go into a state of torpor. This is a very groggy sleep that is intermittent and can be interrupted by periods of time awake and active. Hibernation is a physical state where the body significantly drops in temperature and the creature is immobile for a very long time. A hibernating animal almost looks dead and takes a very long time to wake up. An animal in torpor can be woken more easily, which is why it isn't safe to disturb bears who are in torpor sleep for the winter. Skunks take long torpor naps in their dens, and females often in groups. They will wake to look for food on warm days, and will need to come out of the den at least once to empty their scent glands.
This would explain why folks sometimes see, or smell, skunks during the winter months.
no they do not
Skunks actually don't "hibernate" like bears do. In the winter time, you will find many skunks sharing the same den. They may go out to hunt for food from time to time but they don't hibernate. They are just less active.
I think that skunks do but I'm not sure about cute, little chipmunks.
Most bears hibernate, as do possums, skunks, and chipmunks. Tortoises also hibernate.
Skunks do not hibernate in the winter. However they do remain generally inactive and feed rarely.
they migrate by nothing.
They don"t this habit is practiced by Bears.
Polar bears,Chipmunks,skunks and hedgehogs. :):)
skunks dont hibernate, during the winter they sleep longer than normal but its not long like a bear, do not try to pick one up while it sleeps it will wake up and you will get bit and sprayed
No, they do not, but during the winter they act in a groggy motion, rarely eating.
Here are some animals that hibernate... badgers, bats, squirrels, chipmunks, prairie dogs, groundhogs, raccoons, skunks and bears.
Raccoons and skunks do not hibernate but will be active except in the most severe weather of winter. If the snow is too deep to forage for food they will remain in their dens and sleep until conditions improve. Woodchucks hibernate in the winter.
well yes some turtles don't hibernate and also some people say that skunks hibernate.
Bears, woodchucks, and chipmunks are all North American animals that hibernate. Raccoons, and skunks also hibernate but they sleep for shorter periods of time between feedings. They may still sleep for weeks, or months.
Not in the same sense as say, bears. Skunks will sleep in more or less burrows or trenches, but they do not hibernate in caves ( or Ice floes) like the Bears do. They are up and around most of the year.
Bears,Birds,Badgers,Skunks,Mice,Raccoons frogs and lots more
Bears, badgers, bats, chipmunks, frogs, toads, fat-tailed lemurs, hamsters, marmots, lizards, hedgehogs, night hawks, prairie dogs, raccoon, skunks, snakes, all hibernate. Insects that hibernate are bees, earthworms, and snails.
Um... I think you meant hibernate... and they do what mammals would do... Eat tons of food and sleep for a very long time
All bears EXCEPT Spectacled, Panda, and Sun Bears hibernate. Also Polar Bears do not really hibernate. They get up during the winter to eat. Chipmunks, ground squirrels, echidnas, possums, hedgehogs, hamsters, skunks, bats, prairie dogs, marmots, badgers, and some lemurs.
Badgers Bats Squirrels Chipmunks Prarie dogs Groundhogs Raccoons Skunks Bears Bees Earthworms Lizards and Snakes
There are five different types of skunks which live in Texas:striped skunkshooded skunkshog nosed skunksWestern spotted skunksEastern spotted skunksTexas is the only state where all five types of skunks can be found, they can be differentiated by their markings.
Raccoons and skunks may be seen about during winter months. During the coldest and snowiest times they remain in their den and sleep. It is not a true hibernation, however, as they may arise during less severe days and forage for food.
skunks because elaphants can hurt you more then skunks.
No, skunks do not have wings.
No, cheetahs do not hibernate.
At night. Skunks are nocturnal.
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