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Ground squirrels use the sun to hide food

Ground squirrels use information on the position of the sun when hiding their food and reuse this information to find their food stash again. The position of the sun serves as a reference point for the animals, which live ...

dateSep 12, 2016 in Plants & Animals
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Arctic ground squirrels muscle up to hunker down

When Arctic ground squirrels are getting ready to hibernate they don't just get fat – they pack on muscle at a rate that would make a bodybuilder jealous. And they do it without suffering the harmful effects that high ...

dateSep 15, 2011 in Ecology
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