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Yiddy asked in Science & MathematicsZoology · 1 decade ago

Is a groundhog the same thing as a woodchuck?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    From Leon M. Lederman Science Education Center:

    "Is a woodchuck a groundhog?

    Yes. The woodchuck, Marmota monax, is also called the groundhog or the whistle-pig. This rodent is a member of the squirrel family, and is found across Canada and in the northeastern and midwestern United States. The western United States is the home of its closest relatives, the yellow-bellied marmot and the hoary marmot."

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  • 1 decade ago

    Yes, back in the 1980's woodchucks started a protest stating their name was a result of animal profiling, and that not all of them chucked wood for a living. In the early 90's the term "groundhog" was universally coined as their name of choice.

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  • Shanan
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    1 decade ago

    no, groundhogs look for their shadow and woodchucks chuck wood. totally different

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    yes

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  • 1 decade ago

    Yep.

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  • 1 decade ago

    yes they are

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  • 1 decade ago

    no

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