Chipmunks are the smallest member of the squirrel family. The Siberian chipmunk is the only species found outside of North America and can be identified by the 5 distinct stripes along their back. Chipmunks are
omnivores eating a variety of nuts, fruit, grass and insects. They would also eat small frogs and birds eggs. They live in burrows where they cache food for survival over winter.
Lifespan: up to 9 years in captivity.
Chipmunks have cheek pouches which they can fill with large amounts of food to carry to their larder or to eat in safety.
Our 3 female chipmunks were born at the zoo in 2012, they are friendly and inquisitive and love to take peanuts from the keepers at feeding time.