Whoa! Mother Nature is amazing, isn’t she? Ever wonder how certain animals are able to survive freezing cold temperatures without dying? After all, they can’t just put on a warmer sweater or crank up the thermostat! Although it hasn’t been observed beyond our planet, life is certainly resilient on Earth. And some of the most impressive examples of life’s resilience occur at the poles, where animals scrounge out a living in frozen wastelands.
It’s fascinating how creatures evolve and adapt to Mother Nature’s harshest circumstances. Some animals have developed death-defying adaptations to survive the frigid winter months at extreme latitudes, ceasing life functions for deep hibernation, flooding their bodies with cryoprotectant chemicals, or even giving in to the cold and freezing themselves.