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Himalayan Marmot

Marmota himalayanus


Wikipedia: 'The Himalayan Marmot is about the size of a house cat. It is IUCN Red-listed as least concern because of its wide range and possibly large population'.


'The Himalayan Marmot inhabits alpine grasslands throughout the Himalayas and on the Tibetan Plateau. They inhabit at elevation of 11,500 - 17,100 ft'.


This one was spotted by the bank of Gurudongmar Lake, which stands at 17,100 ft. The lake is in North Sikkim.

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DrNamgyalT.Sherpa 10 months ago

You are most welcome Zlatan.

Zlatan Celebic
Zlatan Celebic 10 months ago

Wow. This is a great spotting, thanks for sharing DrNamgyal

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Sikkim, India

Spotted on Jun 15, 2019
Submitted on Aug 11, 2019

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