Critter Clues

From the January/February 2021 issue of Kind News magazine

  • 1
    Clue #1
    I like to burrow, or dig a tunnel, to create my home where I live and have babies.
  • 2
    Clue #2
    I hibernate in my burrow during the winter. During hibernation, my heart rate slows to about 5 beats per minute
  • 3
    Clue #3
    Even though I am an omnivore, I mainly eat plants. I can eat up to a pound of plants per day!
  • 4
    Clue #4
    I am a solitary animal, so I spend most of my time alone. My babies leave the burrow at around two months old!
  • 5
    Clue #5
    I sometimes stand up on my back legs to look for danger.
  • 6
    Clue #6
    When I move out of my burrow, other animals, like snakes or rabbits, often use it.
  • 7
    Clue #7
    When there is danger, I warn others by making a high-pitched whistle! This has earned me the nickname “whistle-pig!”

Take the quiz below to see if you can guess the answer!