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World Chipmunk Day

Chipmunk Day

About World Chipmunk Day

When is World Chipmunk Day? This holiday is always celebrated on March 22

Today is World Chipmunk Day.  On this March 22 holiday, people in many parts of the country see these lovable striped creatures as they emerge from their winter hibernation with the warming rays of the spring sun. After a long hibernation in their underground burrow or den, Chipmunks emerge hungry and are especially active. People are fascinated as these cute little furry creatures scurry around in search of food. They are friendly, too. With a little patience, they will feed out of your hand. That’s a real thrill.

Do you love chipmunks and enjoy watching them frolic around your bird feeder in search of a free meal? If so, you love at least one variety of rodents. They are the smallest member of the squirrel family. They are primarily found in North America. Chipmunks can be found in forests, plains, deserts, and mountainous regions. Chances are they reside in a park or your backyard where you can sit on your deck and watch them. However, you won’t see them in groups, as they live solitary lives, coming together only to mate.

Favorite Chipmunk Song: Christmas Don’t Be Late (1958), by Alvin and the Chipmunks

Do You Remember: Chip and Dale, Walt Disney’s sometimes mischievous cartoon characters.

Chipmunk Trivia

Here is some chipmunk trivia that will get you started on becoming a subject matter expert on chipmunks:

  • Chipmunks are omnivores and eat a variety of plants, fungi, seeds, and nuts. They also feed on small eggs, frogs, and worms.
  • They are most active in the early morning and late afternoon.
  • Chipmunks are nicknamed “chippies”.
  • Chipmunks are the smallest members of the squirrel family, a rodent.
  • There are 25 species. All but one species is in North America. The Siberian Chipmunk is in Asia.
  • An albino species also exists.
  • Chipmunks live 1 – 3 years in the wild.
  • The babies are called kits or pups.
  • They are blind at birth.
  • They breed up to three times a year. Each litter produces 3 – 5 pups.
  •  They hibernate but not like bears. They awaken a few times in the winter to feed on nuts they stored in their den.
  • Peppermint oil detracts them.
  • In 1943, the Walt Disney Company created the lovable animated characters, Chip and Dale. They debuted in Private Pluto.

How to Celebrate and Participate in World Chipmunk Day

Here are some ways to celebrate and participate in  World Chipmunk Day:

  • Watch for them to emerge from hibernation. 
  • Take pictures of them. Be ready as they are fast.
  • Feed them. they like a variety of nuts, seeds, and corn.
  • Watch an Alvin and the Chipmunks movie or listen to their music.
  • Watch Chip and Dale cartoons.
  • Learn more about them.

Today's Chuckle

“When a man opens a car door for his wife, it’s either a new car or a new wife.” – – Prince Philip

History and Origin of World Chipmunk Day

In 2021, Elizabeth Trickey created World Chipmunk Day in an article she wrote for the Procyon Wildlife Rehabilitation & Education Centre. Trickey loves to watch the and looks forward to the cute little creatures coming out of hibernation when the weather warms in her area.

This date in March was chosen as this is about the time they come out of hibernation in many parts of the country.

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