Groundhog Day Fun Facts

Every year we celebrate Groundhog Day on February 2nd. Here are a few fun facts about the cute little furry animal.

  • The average groundhog is 20 inches long and 12-15 pounds.
  • Groundhogs are covered with coarse grayish fur tipped with brown or dull red.
  • They have short ears, short legs, and a short tail.
  • Groundhogs eat green veggies, fruit, and need very little water due to their diet.
  • Groundhogs whistle when they are alarmed or courting.
  • Groundhogs are one of the few animals that hibernate.
  • Groundhog babies are born mid-April to early May and go out on their own by July.
  • Groundhog litters are usually 4-9 babies called pups, cubs, and kits.
  • A groundhog’s lifespan is usually 6-8 years.
  • It is believed that if a groundhog sees his shadow and retreats to his den, there will be 6 more weeks of winter.

Happy Groundhogs Day!

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