bobak

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bobak

(ˈbəʊbæk)
n
a species of marmot found in the steppes of Russia, Eastern Europe, and Central Asia. Also called: steppe marmot
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Although they protected a wide range of plants and animal species, including the Siberian tiger, steppe marmot, snow leopard and polar bear, the reserves had a negative image as forbidden areas and people believed they were reserved for the ruling elite.
Nearby steppe marmots stood upright at their burrows like huge prairie dogs, and along the track a sick one lay, gold and ivory fur rising and falling with its breath in the morning sun.