Lab Mascot: The Groundhog

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The Groundhog.

UConn is home to a thriving colony of groundhogs. Groundhogs have many unique auditory behaviors that make them a natural choice for the lab’s mascot.

Visitors to the lab a treated to a large exhibit of groundhog-themed artwork.

 


Groundhog fun facts!

  • Groundhogs produce an array of vocalizations, including purrs, chatters, grunts, and whistles. ¬†Their alarm-like whistle has earned them the nickname whistle pig.
  • The hibernating groundhog has suppressed neural responses to sound¬† (Katbamna et al., Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology, 1992)
Read more about groundhogs here