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PENGUINS... HIBERNATING?



Penguins (the Emporer, specifically) go for ages without eating (during the
wretched antarctic winters while they're incubating their eggs, this is the
males by the way). But they certianly don't hibernate. The only birds known to
hibernate are the whip-poor-wills, a group of nightjar species. During Medieval
times, it was widely believed that swallows and swifts hibernated at the bottom
of ponds. Though this sounds absolutely wacky, there are some surprisingly good
accounts of it. Make of it what you will! But K birds couldn't have hibernated
at the bottom of ponds. The crocodiles would have eaten them (oh! And turtles
eat birds too).

DARREN "We've spared no expense" NAISH