Well, Environmental Club had a good time learning about groundhogs today! Groundhogs are AKA (also known as) woodchucks, whistle pigs, land beavers, marmots, and mouse bears! A friend of mine sent me this link from NWF (National Wildlife Federation) with some really cool facts about these true hibernators!
I learned so much from this website that I did not know before today. For instance, a woodchuck’s body temperature goes from 99-37 degrees Fahrenheit when it hibernates! A human’s normal body temperature is 98.6 degrees Fahrenheit. If our temperature drops below 70 degrees, we would die!
After you go on the NWF website, please post a new fact or two in a comment below. Thanks!
PS. Do groundhogs really eat wood???
Isn’t this baby groundhog the cutest?