Alpine Marmot

Marmota marmota

Alpenmurmeltier Marmota marmotaMarmots live in large colonies in high mountaineous areas. They build long, well connected tunnels. A few meter below the surface they have their winter chamber where entire families hibernate. While staying outside older animals are watching out and warning by loud, bright cries (“whistles”) in case of some danger. In Germany marmots are protected and may not be hunted.