Woodchucks are also called Groundhogs. They belong to the squirrel family. Woodchucks live in Canada and eastern and midwestern USA. Some kinds of food they eat are alfalfa, clover, beans, grass, peas, and grain. and other plants. It is a herbivore. The groundhog’s habitat is a forest. Groundhogs dig burrows. They Hibernate in winter. Most know Groundhogs Day on February 2nd. The tradition is when a groundhog
sees its shadow there will be 6 more weeks of winter. If a groundhog doesn’t see its shadow spring will come early. Its scientific name is Marmota Monax. Its lifespan is 4 to 6 years. Wow! That is not very long. The woodchucks’ predators are people, snakes, birds of prey, coyotes, and wolves. The name of a baby woodchuck is pup. Well that is some animal facts. Bye for now.
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Herbivore: An animal that eats plants
Habitat: A special place an animal is made for
Burrows: A hole or tunnel were an animal lives
Hibernate: when an animal sleeps all winter
Predators: an animals enemy or animal thats eats that animal