IUCN threat status:

Least Concern (LC)

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"Like all pocket gophers, Camas Pocket Gophers construct an extensive system of tunnels, each maintaining his or her own. They are intolerant of others except during breeding season, when males enter the tunnels of females. The young--there can be as many as 8 or 9 in a litter, but 4 is more usual--are expelled from the mother's burrow after they are weaned, when they are a little more than a month old. Camas Pocket Gophers eat the roots of fruit and nut trees and many other plants, and consume root crops such as carrots and potatoes, which has resulted in poisoning and trapping campaigns against them."

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