Facts you may not know about marmots
|There are fifteen different species of this large ground squirrel. |
In our society, we usually encourage each other to be social and want our children to develop social skills. It is very different for the yellow-bellied marmot. They certainly do not achieve exemplary marks in social skills. Did you know that in the Marmot world, being social shortens their lives by two years or more?
They can live up to 18 years in captivity. That's an achievement! They all look surprisingly alike and vary in size. Most of them hibernate through the winter as well. Most marmots are monogamous though some species are not.
|Take a moment to breathe the fresh air|
The most amazing aspect that I learned about the marmot is that its body heat can drop to 39 degrees Farenheight when hibernating without ill effects. When it wakes it, its body heat immediately begins to rise.
|Is it summer?|