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Where do frogs hibernate?

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Where frogs hibernate depends on the species, with terrestrial types burrowing underground or hiding in logs and rocks, and aquatic types hibernating underwater. Unlike some turtle species, aquatic frogs do not hibernate in mud below the water's surface. They are more likely to sit or periodically swim atop it.

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Frogs hibernate to survive the winter. They often appear to be dead during this phase, and they may even become partially frozen. However, their vital organs are preserved with concentrated glucose.

In warmer climates, frogs estivate rather than hibernate. This involves burrowing underground and cocooning themselves within layers of skin to escape dry weather.

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