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What am I sappy ground squirrel blogging?

May 22, 2015

 

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In a lab at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, hibernating arctic ground squirrels pose medical mysteries. The species can lower its body temperature below freezing and avoid serious head injuries while in hibernation, which lasts seven months.

Photograph by Joel Sartore

Credit: National Geographic