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Groundhogs are not hogs at all but rodents. They are, in fact, a type of rodent called a marmot, and they are native to North America. They live in dens dug in the ground and often have one den for summer and one for win... More »

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Animals of all varieties hibernate, including mammals, reptiles and insects. Hibernating mammals include bears, squirrels, groundhogs, raccoons and skunks; hibernating reptiles include frogs, turtles, lizards, snakes and... More »

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One of the most interesting facts about rhinoceroses is that they are descendants of some of the largest land animals to live on the planet. Prehistoric rhinos, called Indricotherium, stood over 17 feet tall at the shoul... More »

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Groundhogs eat grass, bark, fruits and plants. They are omnivores, eating insects, snails, grubs, grasshoppers and small animals. They also feed on agricultural crops, and they eat nuts to store fat for hibernation. More »

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Typically, groundhogs are not dangerous to humans or their pets, however, since they are mammals, it is possible for groundhogs to contract rabies. Gardens and farms are most at risk from groundhogs, particularly due to ... More »

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Like most animals, if a groundhog feels trapped or threatened or is a female defending her babies, it will bite. Groundhogs may bite people or pets. More »

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Groundhogs are mainly herbivores, meaning they eat primarily plants. Their diet consists of a variety of plants and plant material, including grass, fruit and bark, and they often prove a nuisance to farmers and gardener... More »

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