Yellow-bellied Marmot Images, Facts and Information:
- Yellow-bellied Marmots are large burrowing rodents with brown fur, yellow bellies, white muzzles and small round ears.
- Male marmots are larger on average then the females.
- Yellow-bellied Marmots are found throughout the western U.S including the Rockies, Sierra Nevada and the intermountain west along with some areas in Canada.
- The preferred habit for Yellow-bellied Marmots includes alpine meadows, steppes, rocky mountain talus slopes, semi-desert areas, pastures and forest edges.
- Yellow-bellied Marmots eat grasses, leaves, blossoms of herbaceous plants, grains, fruit and occasionally insects.
- Nicknames for Yellow-bellied Marmots include “rock chuck” and “whistle pig”.
- Yellow-bellied Marmots have four pups in their litters.
- Yellow-bellied Marmots live up to 13 to 15 years.
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