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Winter Wonderland
This month we celebrate winter. In the Northern Hemisphere, winter is a time for some animals to hibernate or become dormant. Some people may spend more time indoors or travel to a warmer region to avoid the cold weather. But many other people enjoy the snow and cold of winter and the sports that allow them to spend time outdoors. Click on the links below for a sampling of Britannica's extensive coverage of winter-thriving animals, popular winter sports, and more.
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Video: Wildlife: Getting Ready for Winter

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