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Siberian Hamster (Phodopus sungorus)

Caption: A study published in a forthcoming issue of Physiological and Biochemical Zoology shows that in order to enter daily torpor during winter, Siberian hamsters must eat a summertime diet that contains cholesterol.

Credit: Małgorzata Jefimow

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