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Yellow-bellied marmot

Marmota flaviventris


Yellow-bellied marmots usually weigh from 1.6 to 5.2 kilograms (3.5 to 11.5 lb) when fully grown, though males typically weigh more than females. They have a brown coat, a white patch of fur between the eyes, a reddish-brown tail, and a yellow orange belly, from which they get their name. Their ears are small and round, and they have a short white muzzle with a black nose. They get fatter in the autumn just before hibernating. This one seemed to be monitoring the neighborhood to warn the family about possible predators. We found her because it was whistling.


Tuolumne Meadows, Yosemite NP, CA.

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The MnMs
The MnMs 7 years ago

Thanks Bhagya, Pedro and the rest :-)

Bhagya Herath
Bhagya Herath 7 years ago

ohhh cute....

PedroCruzEcheandia 7 years ago


LuisStevens 7 years ago

Muy buena serie Marta.

The MnMs
The MnMs 7 years ago

Thanks for the nice comments :-)
I wish in the future I can also visit the alpine species from Europe too :-)

Ava T-B
Ava T-B 7 years ago

Lovely series!

DanielePralong 7 years ago

And to you too Marta, and to all who are visiting PN today. I visited Yosemite 30 years ago! Your spottings also remind me of more familiar similar European alpine species :-) I also love those spottings that show habitat.

The MnMs
The MnMs 7 years ago

Thanks Daniele for liking my CA spottings! Merry Xmas to you and the rest of PN!

The MnMs
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The MnMs

California, USA

Spotted on Sep 18, 2014
Submitted on Dec 25, 2014

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