When people think of winter, they think of holidays, family, snowmen,...
Surviving in extremely cold weather is a serious challenge, and one that requires careful preparation. This is true for both humans and other members of the animal kingdom. While man has adapted to start fires and don layers of warm clothes, animals have developed other ways of staying alive during the cold season. By studying these adaptations, we can consider new ways to adjust our own winter survival strategies.
The following infographic from Alan's Factory Outlet shows how animals survive the winter, with 34 individual examples. Some of these can't be imitated by humans, while others are surprisingly similar to what we already do in cold weather. Click here to download a full-size version of this infographic.
So, what can we learn from these survival strategies?