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Introducing the Marmot

I read about the marmot online and sat wondering exactly what one was. The interesting thing is that I have been to quite a few zoos but I have not seen one there. Marmots are relatives of squirrels and could be called rather large squirrels. These creatures live in burrows underground and don’t climb trees.

Marmots are large ground squirrels with reddish-brown fur. They have short and powerful legs so that they can burrow in the ground. They usually make their burrow in rocky terrain or on the sides of cliffs to help prevent predators such as grizzly bears from digging them out of their homes. When in danger marmots give a sharp whistle to alert other animals in the area to protect themselves. Altogether there are 15 marmot species among them groundhogs.  Marmots are vegetarians and feed on grasses. To store fat from winter they have to feed continually.

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    Isn’t the marmot cute?

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    Have you ever seen one before?

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