Gallery description : pictures of gophers

Gopher (spermophilus richardsonii) is an animal of the mammal type. It inhabits woodland and grass prairies. The weight of the animal is about 220-1,000g (7.8-35.2oz) and average life span is 3-5 years. Owls, snakes, coyotes predators are dangerous for gophers. Look up the table below to learn more facts.

Facts about gophers
NameGopher
Weight220-1,000g (7.8-35.2oz)
DietOmnivore
LifestyleSocial
Average Litter Size6
Scientific NameSpermophilus richardsonii
HabitatWoodland and grass prairies
ColourBrown, tan
OrderRodentia
Size12-30cm (4.7-12in)
Main PreyRoots, fruit, leaves
Life Span3-5 years
GenusSpermophilus
TypeMammal
ClassMammalia
Top Speed25km/h (16mph)
Skin TypeFur
Conservation StatusThreatened
PredatorsOwls, snakes, coyotes
PhylumCnidaria
KingdomAnimalia
FamilySciuridae
Image Details
Description Pictures of gophers. GOPHERS! Director Nick Willing with Sly (Francis Wright)
Width 1520 pixels
Heigh 1076 pixels
File type JPG
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