Chipmunks are the smallest members of the Sciuridae family and there are 25 different species of this cute animal. Chipmunks have much in common with their slightly larger cousins, Ground Squirrels and Tree Squirrels, but their smaller size makes them quite different in many aspects of their lives.
One difference between the different members of the Sciuridae family is lifespan. Some species of Tree Squirrels have been reported to live up to 18 years (see How Long Do Squirrels Live for more information). But what about the small guys? How long do chipmunks live?