Emperor penguin (Aptenodytes forsteri), adult and young baby in Snow Hill Island, Antarctic Peninsula | Cordier Sylvain/Corbis

Top 10 Weird Ways Animals Stay Warm in Winter

To conquer the cold, animals have astounding survival skills such as antifreeze blood, lounging by hot springs, and even having gender-bender orgies.

Published On 01/07/2014
9:20 AM EST
A young icefish. | Uwe Kils, Wikimedia Commons
The European common lizard (Lacerta vivipara) | Mathias Krumbholz, Wikimedia Commons
A Burmese python on a clutch of eggs. | Paul Tessier, Getty Images
Alpine Marmots (Marmota marmota) in Hohe Tauern National Park, Grossglockner High Alpine Road, Carinthia, Austria. | Raimund Linke, Getty Images
Red-sided garter snakes (Thamnophis sirtalis parietalis) at a hibernaculum in Inwood, Manitoba, Canada. | Roberta Olenick, Getty Images
A snow monkey relaxing after a nice bath in Jigokudani hot spring, Nagano, Japan. | Electra K. Vasileiadou, Getty Images
Bison and winter snow at Yellowstone National Park. | Dennis Walton, Getty Images
Adult humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) breaching in the AuAu Channel between the islands of Maui and Lanai, Hawaii. | Michael S. Nolan, Getty Images
Infrared image of a polar bear. | Arno / Coen, Wikimedia Commons