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Where Do Chipmunks Live?

Where Do Chipmunks Live?

If you live in North America, there is a good chance you have seen a chipmunk. Chipmunks belong to the same family as squirrels and are small, with stubby legs and stripes running down their back. Chipmunks are lively and move about at a fast speed. There are 24...
Why Do Rats Have Tails?

Why Do Rats Have Tails?

Rats are rodents that are medium-sized with long tails. Rats and mice look very similar, and one way to distinguish them is by their size. Rats are much larger than mice. There are two common species of rats; black rats and brown rats. Both have long tails, and they...
How Big Do Beavers Grow?

How Big Do Beavers Grow?

Beavers are North America’s largest rodents and the second-largest after capybaras of South America. Compared to rodents such as rats and mice, beavers are enormous. Beavers grow continuously throughout their lives, with male and female beavers growing to the...
Rodentia (Rodents)

Rodentia (Rodents)

Rodents are the most common mammals on Earth, with estimates that out of all mammal species, 40% are rodents.   They can be found all over North America, living in various habitats and being kept as pets.   There are many species of rodents.  These can...
Why Are Beavers Mammals?

Why Are Beavers Mammals?

There are two species of beaver in North America; the North American and the mountain. Somebody asked me if they were both species of mammals. Beavers are mammals and have several mammalian traits. Beavers are vertebrates; they use mammary glands to feed their live...
Are Porcupines Deadly?

Are Porcupines Deadly?

Porcupines are a widespread group of animals that inhabit almost every continent except Antarctica. They are divided into two families, old-world porcupines, and new-world porcupines. The new world porcupines are mainly found in North America and some parts of...