Aestivation vs HibernationAestivation (Estivation)
- It is summer sleep.
- Animals rests in cool or shady and moist place.
- It lasts for hot dry day time as nights are cooler.
- Aestivators are snails, earthworms, bees, salamanders, frogs and toads, lizards, crocodiles, snakes, mud turtles, North American desert tortoises, and hedgehogs.
- It is winter sleep in which animal passes the winter period in dormant condition.
- The animal rests in a warm place.
- It is of longer duration and lasts for the whole duration of winter.
- Both cold-blooded and warm blooded animals may exhibit hibernation. Several insects, small birds and mammals hibernate regularly each year. Californian pocket mouse, kangaroo mouse and bats are known to hibernate.