Wednesday, 5 March 2014

5 Chipmunk Fun Facts

  • One chipmunk can gather up to 165 acorns in a day. In just two days, a chipmunk can collect enough food to last an entire winter, although chipmunks typically hoard much more food than necessary.
  • The scientific name of the eastern American chipmunk is Tamias striatus.
  • The chipmunk “chirps” when it senses a threat. 
  • Wild chipmunks live for two to five years, or longer in rare cases. Chipmunks in captivity can live eight years or more.
  • The chipmunk’s den contains at least two rooms, or chambers. One chamber houses a cozy leaf-lined nest; the other, a storage pantry for the chipmunk’s favorite foods, including nuts, seeds, and grains.

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