Eight ways that animals survive the winter

By Sarah Zielinski, 15:25 PM January 22, 2014

A dip in the polar vortex brought sub-freezing temperatures to much of the United States again this week. And although this type of weather can be deadly, modern humans have largely figured out how to survive the cold, snow and dark that come with winter. We’ve got heated homes filled with bright lights. We bulk up with thick sweaters and down-filled coats. And if all that isn’t enough, we can jet off to warm, sunny locations. Animals may not have access to Gore-Tex, but they’ve got lots of l...

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