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Name: Chipmunk, Family Sciuridae

Description: Small squirrel-like rodent, brown with distinctive stripes running down back. Bushy tail.

Location: North America, Asia

Special Features:

  • A litter of 5-7 young are born in May
  • Vulnerable to every carnivore
  • Small but prominent ears
  • Love to dig tunnels and burrows
  • Hibernates from late Fall to early Spring
  • Diet: Herbivorous, enjoys acorns, seeds, fruits, berries and grasses

    Neat Fact: The chipmunks call is distinctive and is recognized by a series of high-pitched chipping notes.

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