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Hopi Chipmunk (Tamias rufus)
Hopi Chipmunk on the rocks looking out at Zion, Washington County, Utah.
Photograph by Tim Hauck. Some rights reserved. (view image details)
HOPI CHIPMUNK FACTSDescription
The Hopi Chipmunk has orange-red to buff fur. It has two white stripes on the face - one above and one below the eye. There are three grayish white stripes on the back. Hopi chipmunks are most active in the early morning and late in the afternoon. They are inactive during winter.
Length: 21cm. Tail length: 8cm - 9cm. Weight 50g - 60g
coniferous forests, canyons. Prefers areas with rock crevices or broken piles of rock and rubble
Seeds, flowers and insects
A litter of about five is born in early April.
Eastern Utah, western Colorado, northern Arizona
Relatives in same Genus
Alpine Chipmunk (T. alpinus)
Yellow-pine Chipmunk (T. amoenus)
Cliff Chipmunk (T. dorsalis)
Least Chipmunk (T. minimus)
Colorado Chipmunk (T. quadrivittatus)
Eastern Chipmunk (T. striatus)