Least chipmunk

Least chipmunk There are 23 species of chipmunk, of which the Least Chipmunk (Tamias minimus) is the smallest North American chipmunk. Its size ranges from 21.3 to 32.5 cm.They have three black with white stripes between them on their face and five on their back. They are hunted by owls, hawks, mustelids like the ermine, mink, marten and fishers. They do not hibernate, but do go into the state of "torpor".

Picture from Fall 2002, Taken by Rene Schwietzke, licensed under GFDL.

Keywords: white , black , stripe , brown , tail , orange , hibernate

The Least chipmunk 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

Canada and United States
Some facts about the
Least chipmunk

Adult weight : 0.044 kg (0.0968 lbs)

Maximum longevity : 10 years

Female maturity :365 days

Gestation : 30 days

Weaning : 44 days

Litter size : 5

Litters per year : 1

Interval between litters : 365 days

Weight at birth : 0.002 kg (0.0044 lbs)

Body mass : 0.049 kg (0.1078 lbs)

Temperature : 36.85 °C (98.33 °F)

Source: AnAge, licensed under CC

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