May 22, 2024

Squirrels

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According to a paper published on Thursday in the journal Science, climate change appears to be making them emerge from hibernation earlier. That matters, because it could throw off the timing of the animals’ mating cycle. Typically, males come out of hibernation before females to prepare for the spring mating season. Climate change appears to be disrupting the hibernation of females in the Far North, scientists say, and that could affect mating season.