Washington ground squirrel

Washington ground squirrel

Order : Rodentia
Suborder : Sciurognathi
Family : Sciuridae
Subfamily : Sciurinae
Species : Spermophilus washingtoni

 

Keywords: hibernate

The Washington ground squirrel is listed as Vulnerable (VU), considered to be facing a high risk of extinction in the wild, on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species

Namings for the Washington ground squirrel
A young / baby of a Washington ground squirrel is called a 'pup, kit or kitten'. The females are called 'doe' and males 'buck'. A Washington ground squirrel group is called a 'dray or scurry'.
Countries
United States
Washington ground squirrel habitats
Grassland and Temperate Grassland

Facts about the Washington ground squirrel

The Washington Ground Squirrel is from the order Rodentia. (Full text)

The Washington ground squirrel is a candidate for federal listing under the Endangered Species Act.

The Washington ground squirrel is being studied for listing on the federal endangered species list. (Full text)

The Washington ground squirrel is one of three ground squirrels found in the Columbia Basin.

Altering Oregon's Law The Washington ground squirrel is native to Oregon - not its namesake.

The Washington ground squirrel is among the species linked to this dwindling habitat, and over the past decade the squirrels’ population has dropped by 69 percent. (Full text)

-- The Washington ground squirrel is about seven to nine inches long, gray with light spots on the back and has a short tail with a black tip.

Washington ground squirrels are not listed as an endangered species in Washington, but they are in Oregon.

Wildlife Viewing: Yellow-bellied marmots ("groundhogs"), and in some places Washington ground squirrels, are evident on the open ranges of the Columbia Basin Wildlife Areas.

One explanation for this is that the majority of the trapping effort was conducted in July, when most medium-sized species are less active, and Washington ground squirrels are dormant.

Yellow-bellied marmots ("groundhogs"), and in some places Washington ground squirrels, are evident on the open ranges of the Columbia Basin Wildlife Area.

Washington ground squirrels are not found in tilled croplands (Carlson et al.

Washington ground squirrels are not found in tilled croplands (Carlson et al. (Full text)

Washington ground squirrels are also listed as endangered under Oregon law.

Washington ground squirrels are candidates to be included on the federal and state protected species lists, said Joyce Whitney, a wildlife biologist with the BLM district office in Spokane. (Full text)

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