Laughing at the bizarre sleeping habits of animals in the natural world

You will be surprised by the countless positions and sleeping habits of wild animal species, such as sleeping while standing, sleeping on the water’s surface, holding hands while sleeping, and even sleeping while flying.

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The meerkat has an incredibly adorable appearance, and even its sleeping habits are “heart-melting” to behold. Each meerkat clan consists of around 30 to 40 individuals, and they sleep piled up on top of each other to keep warm while ensuring the protection of the clan leader, who always sleeps at the center.
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With their long legs and necks, sleeping is not an easy task for giraffes. They sleep by lowering their bodies to the ground, folding their legs underneath, and resting their heads on their backs to sleep, but only for about 20 minutes at a time.
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The catfish is known to have minimal sleep, but when they do rest, their sleeping posture is quite peculiar. The entire school of catfish sleeps standing up, without any signs of breathing or movement while asleep.
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During hibernation, the heart of a frog stops beating, and they cease breathing. Their bodies release a substance that acts as an antifreeze, preventing freezing temperatures. So, although you may sometimes observe frozen-looking frogs, the glucose levels in their bodies remain stable, and vital organs are not damaged.
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The albatross has a habit of sleeping while in flight. Their sleep duration is also relatively short, as they primarily spend their time hunting for food.
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Shark schools also have a habit of sleeping together. The spinal cord controls the muscle movements of sharks, so even while sleeping, they can still move underwater.
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Lazy animals like the manatee can sleep up to 19 hours a day. Manatees can sleep anywhere and even sleep while swimming, just resurfacing to breathe and get oxygen.
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The sleeping habits of sea otters are incredibly unique. They often sleep in groups on the water’s surface, holding hands or stacking on top of each other to prevent drifting away with the current.
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During winter, the Japanese macaques, also known as snow monkeys, have a preference for lounging in the hot springs of Jigokudani in Nagano Prefecture. In captivity, they enjoy sleeping in warm areas and huddle close together for warmth.
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In the wild, lions sleep under shade or on grassy patches under the scorching sun for up to 20 hours a day. The sleeping preferences of the king of the jungle are indeed peculiar.