By: Olivia Requist
Description
  The Colorado Chipmunk has brown fur, stripes
on its back and cheeks, a long, bushy tail, and a
cone-shaped f...
Habitat
Chipmunks build their homes in trees and
underground. It builds a burrow by digging a
hole in the soil or finds ol...
Diet
Colorado Chipmunks eat nuts, seeds, fruit, and
roots. Chipmunks get these foods from trees or
finds them on the groun...
Life Cycle
Chipmunks live from 3 to 5 years. It normally
has 2 to 9 babies a year. Their gestation length
is about 30 days...
Other Interesting Facts
Chipmunks are related to squirrels, prairie dogs,
woodchucks, and flying squirrels. The stripes on...
Bibliography
Source 1:Animal Encyclopedia. London, New York, Sydney Delhi, Paris, Munich,
  Johannesburg: Dorling Kindersl...
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The Colorado Chipmunk

  1. 1. By: Olivia Requist
  2. 2. Description The Colorado Chipmunk has brown fur, stripes on its back and cheeks, a long, bushy tail, and a cone-shaped face. Its small claws and strong legs help it find food to survive. They can be up to nine inches long and weigh about two ounces. They are mammals and have a lot of fur. It camouflages its brown fur with trees and fallen logs.
  3. 3. Habitat Chipmunks build their homes in trees and underground. It builds a burrow by digging a hole in the soil or finds old holes in trees. Chipmunks usually live in the forest or under peoples’ porches. Colorado Chipmunks’ burrows are about one foot deep and have many escape routes.
  4. 4. Diet Colorado Chipmunks eat nuts, seeds, fruit, and roots. Chipmunks get these foods from trees or finds them on the ground. It eats every day when it can find food. It gets up the trees with its agile legs.
  5. 5. Life Cycle Chipmunks live from 3 to 5 years. It normally has 2 to 9 babies a year. Their gestation length is about 30 days. The parents care for the young by feeding them breast milk and keeping predators away. When the chipmunks are babies, they are blind and hairless. When they are adults, they leave home and start gathering food, digging a burrow, and having babies.
  6. 6. Other Interesting Facts Chipmunks are related to squirrels, prairie dogs, woodchucks, and flying squirrels. The stripes on their cheeks tell them apart from Ground Squirrels. A chipmunk can store 4 nuts in each cheek. When they live alone and meet other chipmunks, they can tell if it’s their brother or sister by smell.
  7. 7. Bibliography Source 1:Animal Encyclopedia. London, New York, Sydney Delhi, Paris, Munich, Johannesburg: Dorling Kindersley Publishing, 2000. Source 2:Switzer, Merebith. Chipmunks. Danbury, CT: Grolier Education Corporation, 1986. Source 3  Colorado Division of Wildlife. 16 Mar. 2009 <http://wildlife.state.co.us/WildlifeSpecies/Profiles/Mammals/Chipmunks.htm>.  Source 4  Patent, Dorothy Hinshaw. quot;Squirrels, Woodchucks, and Chipmunks.quot; The New Book of Knowledge®. 2009. Grolier Online. 1 Apr. 2009 <http://nbk.grolier.com/cgi- bin/article?assetid=a2041789-h>.
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