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Author: Eemeli Haverinen
Order : Rodentia
Suborder : Sciurognathi
Family : Sciuridae
Subfamily : Sciurinae
Species : Marmota caligata
The Hoary marmot is listed as Least Concern (LR/lc), lowest risk. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category, on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
Facts about the hoary marmot
In fact, another name for the hoary marmot is the whistler.
The Hoary Marmot is from the order Rodentia. (Full text)
The hoary marmot is the largest of the marmots, adults weighing about 6 kg (13 lb).
The shrill whistle of the hoary marmot is a familiar sound to Alaskans. (Full text)
The hoary marmot is a member of the rodent family. (Full text)
The whistler, or hoary marmot, is a larger, white and gray species found in northwestern North America.
, Montana), hoary marmots are found at higher elevations. (Full text)
Hoary marmots are not the easiest animals to study. (Full text)
Hoary marmots are also very vocal and have a system of alarm calls, whistles, and trills to warn off predators like coyotes, eagles, and foxes.
Hoary marmots are one of the meadow residents that are easy to see during the summer months.
Hoary marmot Hoary marmots are often described as having an "icy-grey" appearance.
Hoary marmots are most often seen around rock-slides and talus slopes. (Full text)
Hoary marmots are grizzled and the name does not reflect their character: some populations of them are monogamous. (Full text)
On shore at the base of loose rocky slopes or glacial moraines, hoary marmots are common camp visitors.
Hoary marmots are large rodents that live mainly in alpine areas.More animals beginning with H