Origin: North America and Asia

Latin Name: Tamias striatus

Habitat: Alpine forests and shrubby deserts

Diet: Seeds, nuts, fruits and insects

Lifespan: Up to 10 years

Average Size: Weight: 125 grams, Height: 20 centimetres


Chipmunks are small rodents from the squirrel family. They have pudgy cheeks, large glossy eyes, distinctive strips and bushy tails.  They are solitary creatures and normally ignore each other except during the mating season.