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Please note that the Zoo sauvage of Saint-Félicien is closed for the visitors on Thursday, December 3, 2022 due to the bad weather conditions announced for the day. The Zoo will be open according to its usual schedule as of December 4, 2022. The Zoo Cinema remains open according to schedule. Thank you for your understanding.

Class Mammals
Order Rodentia
Family Sciuridae
Zoo section Nature trail Park
Habitat Grasslands
IUCN Status Least concern
Diet

Mainly herbivorous, feeding on herbaceous plants but also on a wide range of insects.

Lifespan

Up to 8 years in the wild and captivity, but a lot less on average.

Canadian status

Threatened.

Reproduction

From the age of 2 years old, mating takes place in mid-April. 4 to 5 young are born in late May after an approximate 38 day gestation period and are weaned after 7 weeks.

Predators

Black-footed ferret, American badger, Western rattlesnake, birds of prey, coyote, red fox and sometimes bobcat.

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