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2011-12-06 12:34:47

Alpine marmots (Marmota marmota) live in extended family groups of up to 20 individuals. The groups consist of a dominant territorial pair and a number of subordinate individuals, typically descendants of the dominant pair. Over a 14-year period, Klaus Hackländer of the Institute of Wildlife Biology and Game Management, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna and Walter Arnold of the Research Institute of Wildlife Ecology (FIWI), University of Veterinary...


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2006-12-13 15:07:24

The Olympic Marmot, Marmota olympus, is a marmot (a rodent in the squirrel family Sciuridae). They are found in alpine and sub alpine meadows and talus slopes of the Olympic Peninsula of Washington. They are close relatives of the Hoary Marmot. Like most marmots, they are sociable burrowing animals. A typical family consists of a male, two to three females and their young. Newborn marmots stay with their family for at least two years. The burrow will usually be home to a newly born litter...

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2006-12-13 14:46:51

The alpine marmot (Marmota marmota) is a species of marmot found in mountainous areas of central and southern Europe. Alpine Marmots live at heights between 2,625 and 10,500 feet (800 and 3200 m), in the Alps, Tatra and Pyrenees. An adult Alpine Marmot may weigh between 6.61 and 13.22 pounds (3 and 6 kg) and reach more than 19.69 inches (50 cm) long. It makes the Alpine Marmot the largest squirrel species. Alpine Marmots eat plants and sometimes insects. Alpine marmots are social...

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2006-12-13 14:44:49

The yellow-bellied Marmot (Marmota flaviventris), also known as the "Rock Chuck", is a ground squirrel in the marmot genus. It lives in the mountains of the western United States and Canada, including the Rocky Mountains and the Sierra Nevada. It inhabits sub alpine and alpine regions. They typically live above 6,561 feet (2000 m) of elevation. Yellow-bellied Marmots usually weigh between 5 and 11 pounds (2 and 5 kg) when fully grown. They get fatter in the fall just before hibernating. A...

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