Woodchuck

Woodchuck

Order : Rodentia
Suborder : Sciurognathi
Family : Sciuridae
Subfamily : Sciurinae
Species : Marmota monax

 

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Which zoos have them?
Saint Louis Zoological Park (United States)

The Woodchuck is listed as Least Concern (LR/lc), lowest risk. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category, on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species

Countries
Canada and United States
Some facts about the
Woodchuck

Adult weight : 4 kg (8.8 lbs)

Maximum longevity : 14 years

Female maturity :548 days

Male maturity : 548 days

Gestation : 32 days

Weaning : 46 days

Litter size : 5

Litters per year : 1

Weight at birth : 0.027 kg (0.0594 lbs)

Weight at weaning : 0.248 kg (0.5456 lbs)

Basal metabolic rate : 4 W

Body mass : 2.65 kg (5.83 lbs)

Temperature : 36.85 °C (98.33 °F)

Source: AnAge, licensed under CC

Facts about the woodchuck

The groundhog, or woodchuck, Marmota monax, is a North American marmot, a ground-dwelling member of the squirrel family, Sciuridae, order Rodentia.

As odd as it may seem, a groundhog or wood chuck, Marmota monax, is a member of the squirr (Full text)

The common American species (Marmota monax) is the woodchuck (also called groundhog), but the name marmot is usually used only for the western variety.

Species:monax The groundhog or woodchuck, Marmota monax, is a rodent of the family Sciuridae, belonging to the group of large ground squirrels known as marmots.

Marmota monax (Linnaeus, 1758) The Groundhog, Woodchuck, or Whistle Pig, Marmota monax, is a rodent of the family Sciuridae, belonging to the group of large ground squirrels known as marmots.

The groundhog or woodchuck, Marmota monax, is a rodent of the family Sciuridae, belonging to the group of large ground squirrels known as marmots.

Its common name, woodchuck, is an anglicized corruption of an Indian name for this species.

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The woodchuck is a rodent that is also called the groundhog or whistle pigs. (Full text)

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A groundhog or woodchuck is a rodent of the species Marmota monax.

The name Woodchuck is also used about a Woodpecker .

Most marmots live in rocky and mountainous areas, but the Woodchuck is a creature of the lowlands.

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Woodchucks are not large, but they're powerful tunnelers.

To control this digging in undesired locations, the woodchucks are caught using live traps. (Full text)

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But due to a quirk of biology, some woodchucks are performing a much more important service for people year-round.

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