In hot and dry desert regions, some tortoises estivate during the scorching summer months. They find burrows to stay cool and conserve water.
Certain species of snails and slugs may estivate during dry and hot weather by sealing themselves within their shells or finding sheltered areas to avoid desiccation.
These unusual rodents are known to live in underground burrows where they regulate their environment. They may reduce activity during extreme heat to conserve energy and avoid dehydration.
Some species of frogs and toads estivate by burying themselves in mud or finding moist, cool places to survive periods of drought or extreme heat.
During extreme heat or drought conditions, box turtles may estivate by burying themselves in soil or hiding in shaded areas to conserve moisture and energy.
In areas with extreme heat and limited food and water, budgerigars may enter a state of torpor during the hottest part of the day to conserve energy and water.
Certain insects, like some species of ants, beetles, and bees, may go into a state of reduced activity or estivation during hot and dry periods to survive.
While many ground squirrels hibernate during winter, some species may enter a state of estivation in response to hot and dry conditions, seeking shelter in burrows.