Desert tortoises are known to estivate during the hot summer months in the deserts of North America. They dig burrows to escape the extreme heat and reduce water loss.
African lungfish can survive long periods of drought by burrowing into the mud and entering a state of estivation until the rains return.
Some species of frogs and toads may estivate in burrows or other cool, moist environments during hot and dry summer conditions to avoid desiccation.
Land snails may seal themselves inside their shells and estivate to conserve moisture during dry periods.
Spadefoot toads are known to estivate in underground burrows during the summer, emerging only when conditions improve.
Some burrowing rodents, like certain species of pocket mice and kangaroo rats, may estivate during hot summer days to avoid extreme temperatures and conserve energy.
Various desert invertebrates, such as certain insects and spiders, can enter a state of estivation in response to high temperatures and limited resources.
Some aquatic crustaceans, like fairy shrimp and tadpole shrimp, may estivate in temporary ponds and pools that dry up during the summer months.