Eastern Chipmunks and Their Habitat:

The Eastern Chipmunk is a small squirrel-like rodent that lives in deciduous woods and urban parks in southern Canada and the eastern United States. They like locations with rocky areas and shrubs to provide cover. They climb trees well but construct underground nests with extensive tunnel systems, often with several entrances. They store food in their burrows. Chipmunks hibernate during the cold winter months. These small mammals have a life span of about 2 to 3 years in the wild.

Like other chipmunks, they transport food in pouches in their cheeks. There are about 17 different species of chipmunks.

Eastern Chipmunk
Conservation status

Least Concern
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Sciuridae
Genus: Tamias
Species: T. striatus
Binomial name
Tamias striatus