Gopher

Gopher
Kingdom
  Animal
Class
  Mammal
Family
  Gopher

 
Status
  Varies by species
Added by
  JindoJeff - cheetah
Date Updated
  Sun Jan 20 10:47:48 2013
Image Credit
  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Geomys_bursarius.jpg
Image Comment
  Plains Pocket Gopher
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Gopher Facts & Trivia for kids

  • The term gopher is not specific to any one species of animal.
  • Pocket Gophers is a family of animals which are considered true Gophers.
  • There are over 100 kinds of gophers in America.
  • Gophers are small rodents that usually weigh less than a pound.
  • Because Gophers burrow they are often considered pests to farmers and gardeners.
  • Gophers establish large communities that can have more than 1000 animals.
  • Gophers eat shrubs and vegetables.
  • Pocket Gophers deposit the extra dirt from their tunnels in mounds above the ground.

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