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Hedgehog Hibernation: Facts and Guides
Hedgehogs are one of the few UK mammals that hibernate. It’s a common myth that hedgehogs enter a deep sleep during hibernation. Instead, they lower their body temperature to match their cold surroundings to save their energy. This causes all other bodily functions to slow down, making regular activity impossible – a fascinating response to winter weather.
Our expert guides explore the wonder of hedgehog hibernation, including their favourite resting places, why you might catch hedgehogs wandering from their nests and how you can help them adjust post-hibernation.