• Groundhogs typically measure 40 - 65 centimeters long and weigh 2-4 kilograms. In areas where there is more alfalfa, they can grow much bigger.
     
  • Groundhogs are great diggers and burrowers with powerful short limbs and sharp claws.

  • Groundhogs are covered with two coats of fur; a short and longer coat to accommodate our colder climates.

  • In the wild, groundhogs have a lifespan between 2-6 years. In captivity, they can far exceed this limit.
     
  • Common predators for the groundhog are wolves, coyotes, foxes, bears, hawks, owls and dogs.

  • Groundhogs like to eat wild grass, alfalfa and other vegetation, berries and agricultural crops. They will also eat bugs and insects.

  • Groundhogs are one of the few species that enter into true hibernation and hibernate from October to March/April (except for our Willie who wakes up for a short stint to make his prediction).