Ambassador Profile: Oakley

Oakley, Born 2017

Woodchuck/Groundhog

(Marmota Monax)

Groundhog Fun Facts

  • Master burrowers create complex homes with “pantry”,”bathroom” and sleeping chambers. They can be 6′ deep by 20′ wide.
  • Powerful paws can dig up to 600 lb of dirt/day.
  • Prime Real Estate – lots of other animals use their burrows including rabbits, opossums, foxes and raccoons.
  • Hibernate during winter with their body temperature as low as 37 degrees F and heart rate down to 5 bpm.

Oakley’s Story

Oakley comes from near Chicago, Illinois. Due to an injury sustained, due being hit by a car, he has hip and rear limb difficulties.

Want to donate for Oakley?

  • Unsalted Almonds (his favorite treat!)
  • Craisins
  • Grocery Store Gift Cards (for lots of fresh veggies!)