Chubby cheeks, a ruddy complexion and racing stripes greet you when this friendly fellow climbs aboard your hand. When you work his arms, he can hold a nut or tidy his face up after dinner. Use your opposing hand to flick his tail for expressive gesturing.
Movable head and arms
FACTS OF INTEREST:
The 16 species of chipmunk are distributed across North America and northern Asia in woodland areas.
Chipmunks dig a complicated system of underground burrows that extend down several feet into the soil and contain storerooms, a nest and many connecting tunnels.
Chipmunks can carry seven chestnuts in one trip, three in each cheek pouch and one in their mouth.
A chipmunk's winter cache of nuts, seeds and grains is very large, since they don't really hibernate but must eat all winter.