Fast Facts: Did u know????

  • Woodchuck and groundhog are common terms for the same animal
  • Scientific name for the Groundhog is Marmota monax
  • All groundhogs have 22 teeth.
  • Groundhogs hibernate one to a burrow, with at least two doorways.
  • They feed heavily in summer, storing fat for winter hibernation
  • Groundhogs can lose 50 per cent of their body weight in hibernation. Their maximum size is 10 kilograms
  • .Males emerge earlier than females each spring.
  • They can both swim and climb trees, and have a top speed of 15 kilometers an hour.
  • Groundhogs in the wild eat green plants, such as dandelion greens, clover, plantain and grasses
  • Groundhogs look up from their feeding on an average of once every 12 seconds
  • So how much wood could a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood? About 318 kg
  • They spend up to 20% of their time sitting erect on their haunches, scanning their surroundings for approaching predators.
  • They are munched on by a variety of species from foxes, coyotes, cougar and great horned owls, to domestic dogs.
  • Groundhog Day was once celebrated by ancient Celts. It's halfway between the winter solstice and spring equinox.
  • Farrah Fawcett, Tom Smothers, James Joyce, Graham Nash, Christie Brinkley and Wiarton Willie's handler, Sam Brouwer were all born on Groundhog Day.

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