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Re: Subject: Bird hibernation/torpor



>Date: Thu, 20 Mar 1997 13:03:21 -0500 (EST)ucted listproc that the two 
>Re: Subject: Bird hibernation/torpor
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>Hello'
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>        Refering back to the discussions on hibernation/torpr, the male Emu
>will sit on his mate's eggs for many weeks. During this time he neither eats
>nor drinks. We have a pair at my zoo so i have been able to observe this
>behavior myself. He will do this even when there are no actual eggs to sit
>on. This happens every year at the same time.  I am not sure if this is just
>torpor or a true hibernation (it takes him a few days to come fully out of
>it) but i thought the info might be useful. :)
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>ZooLady
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