Marmota monax (Woodchuck)
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Habitat: Hilly and rocky areas in open woodlands that have adjacent fields or meadows.

Habits: Woodchucks are diurnal and feed on grasses and forbs. They burrow underground, and den alone. Burrows or dens may be found beneath rocks, in crevices, or in caves. Woodchucks hibernate 4 to 6 months a year. Mating occurs in the spring. They have two to nine young in a litter, and may live 6 years or more.


Artiodactyla
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Carnivora
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Chiroptera
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Didelphimorphia
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Insectivora
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Lagomorpha
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Rodentia
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Xenarthra
Scientific Names - Common Names

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