The Yellow-bellied marmot Rodent, also known as the rock chuck, is a large, stout-bodied ground squirrel in the marmot genus.
Yellow-bellied marmot Rodent Fact:
- Length: 47-70 cm
- Tail: 13-22 cm (5-9 in)
- Weight: 1.5-5 kg
- Social unit: Group
- Status: Least concern
Adaptable in habitat, the yellow-bellied marmot takes a wide diet of grasses, flowers, herbs, and seeds. It feeds mainly in the morning and late afternoon, then grooms with others in its colony usually one male and several females. Its long hibernation lasts up to 8 months. The 4-5 young are weaned after 20-30 days.
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