Marmots are herbivores ground squirrels in the genus Marmots. Over 15 species of these animals are living in Europe, Asia and North America. They are often found in groups. It is considered as the heaviest member of the squirrel family. Marmots are active during the summer and cannot see during the winter. They typically live in burrows and some species of these ground squirrels live in mountainous areas including Alps, Northern Apennines in Europe. They mainly eat greens and many types of berries, flowers, roots, lichens and mosses. 

Curious Groundhogs, Murmeltier (Marmota Monax) in front of the famous Grossglockner Glacier, the highest Mountain in the Austrian Alps


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