Who is the groundhog?

Yuliya
Yuliya
November 4, 2014
Who is the groundhog?

Marmot - mammal, belongs to the rodent, the squirrel family. There are about 15 species of these animals on the planet. Groundhogs originally lived in America, and then spread throughout the planet.

Groundhog Habitat

Marmot is a herbivore that prefers to settle in burrows. All marmots have very warm fur, hibernate in winter and live only in colonies.

Groundhogs are divided into mountain and plain. Mountain live in the Alps, in a fairly harsh environment, where heat is rare and not very long. In the summer, all marmots actively accumulate fat, which they need for a long winter hibernation. Sometimes they can add in weight to one and a half kilograms.

What feeds on

The marmot feeds on plants, grass, leaves, roots. His stomach cannot digest the ripe fruits, so he avoids them.

Groundhog Day

Even if you know who the groundhog is, this fact will seem interesting to you: every year on February 2, the USA celebrates Groundhog Day. On this day, the woodchuck is observed and, depending on his actions, the duration of the winter season is predicted.