In hot desert environments, desert tortoises may aestivate during the hottest parts of the summer to conserve water and energy. They dig burrows to escape the extreme heat.
Some ground squirrels in arid regions may enter a state of summer torpor during the hottest part of the day to avoid the intense heat.
Found in Madagascar, these lemurs undergo a form of summer hibernation called estivation. They retreat to tree hollows and enter a state of torpor during the hot and dry season.
While hedgehogs primarily hibernate in winter, they may enter a state of torpor during extremely hot and dry periods to conserve energy and water.
In some regions, box turtles may undergo summer aestivation, hiding in cool, moist places to escape the heat and conserve water.
Lungfish are known to aestivate in mud during the dry season when their aquatic habitats shrink. They create a mucous cocoon to survive in a state of suspended animation.
Some desert frogs in Australia estivate during the hot and dry season, burrowing underground to escape extreme temperatures.
While wood frogs typically hibernate in winter, they may also aestivate during the summer in response to dry conditions.