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Chipmunks and Squirrels

Why do chipmunks hibernate?

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Answered 2009-12-09 15:00:53

Because it gets too cold for them and having small bodies they're a little less cold tolerant. So they store energy by eating a large amount of food. Then they'll sleep through the winter warm in their burrows/tree holes.

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Chipmunks don't bury themselves under ground! They use barrows which is a chamber under ground here is a link about the hibernation of chipmunk: HTTP://

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