Staten Island Chuck is the groundhog that lives at the Staten Island Zoo in Staten Island, New York. He is also formally known as Charles G. Hogg.
Chuck is very well known for his reputation as the groundhog meteorologist of New York City. On February 2 of each year he will predict if there will be six more weeks of winter or if Spring will come early. Chuck’s prediction is based on if he sees his shadow or not at 7:30 A.M. on Groundhog Day.
The Mayor of New York City often attends this ceremony. In 2009, Chuck predicted six more weeks of winter and also bit Mayor Michael Bloomberg on the hand.
Chuck’s prediction for 2011 was there would be an early spring.