Ambassador Hightlight: Oakley

Oakley, Born 2017


(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

Due to an injury sustained, due being hit by a car, Oakley has hip/mobility difficulties.