Distinguish, differentiate, compare and explain what is the main difference between Hibernation and Aestivation. Comparison and Differences.
Difference between Hibernation and Aestivation
1. Hibernation is a sleep-like a state in which some animals pass the winter months as a way of surviving food scarcity and cold weather. Aestivation is a state of inactivity occurring in some animals, such as lungfish, during prolonged periods of drought or heat.
2. In hibernation, animals that hibernate include bats, hedgehogs, many fishes and amphibians and reptiles. In aestivation, various bodily activities, such as feeding, respiration, movement, are slowed down considerably.