It must be noted that marmots
are not nearly as inherently social as humans generally are.
like me make our homes in the mountains of the western United States and Canada.
The man was believed to have caught the infection after contact with a marmot
People who are obsessed with woodchucks and marmots
are called marmotophiles .
Himalayan ibex (Capra ibex sibirica), markhor (Capra falconeri falconeri), Kashmir marmot
(Marmota caudata) and pika (Pica royleana), was made to identify the prey items.
Amanda Lea, a former UCLA honours student, spent two summers observing the marmots
for four hours a day and analyzing their behavior - from far enough away not to affect it.
Since the summers have become longer, marmots
have had more time to do all these things and grow before the upcoming winter, so they are more likely to succeed and survive.
population is estimated to be just over 50 animals.
The blunders and wonders of field work are recounted in 38 tales edited by Jennifer Bove, in which an Alaskan mountain goat perches in a ship's galley and marmots
eat through car engine wires.
are more easily captured by hunters.
look like woodchucks training to become sumo wrestlers.
Dan Blumstein of the University of California, Los Angeles, who has studied alarm calls in marmots
, praises the careful design of the chickadee experiments, which he calls a compelling demonstration of complex communication among birds.
are always on the lookout for danger.
Children can now see how prairie marmots
live by climbing through a series of tunnels and popping their heads above ground into a viewing bubble - right in the middle of the marmot
Some 200 marmots
do this every year, damaging 20 to 40 cars," says U.