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Interesting Information about WoodchucksFun Groundhog Facts for Kids

Check out our range of fun groundhog facts for kids. Learn what they look like, where they live, what they eat, who their predators are and much more. Read on for all kinds of interesting information about groundhogs!


  • Groundhogs are a type of rodent belonging to a group of animals called marmots.
  • They are also called woodchucks.
  • Groundhogs are found in the lowlands of North America, specifically the Eastern United States, Canada and Alaska.
  • They are more solitary than other marmots.
  • Groundhogs are highly intelligent animals and play a large role in maintaining a healthy ecosystem where they live.
  • They like open country and being close to woodland, never straying far from their burrows.
  • Groundhogs have four prominent teeth known as incisors. They grow fast but are worn down equally quickly with constant use.
  • They are generally herbivores, eating grasses, berries and other plants.
  • Female groundhogs give birth to an average of four pups each year.
  • Groundhogs live around three years on average in the wild.
  • Groundhogs hibernate through the colder months, making sure they have eaten as much as possible before doing so.
  • Farmers and gardeners can find groundhogs annoying when they burrow and steal vegetables.
  • Groundhog Day is a popular tradition celebrated in the United States and Canada on February 2nd. It is also the name of a well-known 1993 film starring Bill Murray.
  • You might have heard the well known tongue twister related to woodchuck. “How much wood would a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood? A woodchuck would chuck all the wood he could if a woodchuck could chuck wood!”

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