Selkirk Least Chipmunk
The least chipmunk (Neotamias minimus selkirki) is a red-listed species (threatened/endangered) endemic to British Columbia. It survives long winters by storing food and going into torpor (short term hibernation) for periods between September and late April. This small chipmunk is considered at risk due to small population size and very limited distribution.
Presumed to be restricted to alpine habitats in the Southern Purcell Mountains near Invermere, total range estimate of 100 km squared.
Lives in alpine (talus and krumholtz) habitats > 2100m elevation.
Produces 1 litter of 2-6 young born in June.
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