QI on Hibernation

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Roughly half of all hibernating hedgehogs fail to reach the spring. Some female bats wake up to discover they are pregnant, having been impregnated in their sleep. And female bears settling down for their seven-month sleep as fun-loving girls-about-the-forest wake up as single mums, having delivered several cubs (usually by different fathers) while they snooze.

More on hibernation from the QI elves in our weekly column for the Daily Telegraph here:


and if you liked that, why not check out all of our previous columns?


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