hoary marmot

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Noun1.hoary marmot - large North American mountain marmothoary marmot - large North American mountain marmot
marmot - stocky coarse-furred burrowing rodent with a short bushy tail found throughout the northern hemisphere; hibernates in winter
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At the same time, hotter temperatures are forcing mountain goats, hoary marmots, and other high-altitude species farther up mountain peaks with little ground left to go.
Collared pikas, hoary marmots (Marmota caligata), and arctic ground squirrels (Spermophilus parryii) are the dominant herbivores in the valley and have been studied there since 1995 (Hik et al.
In the case of hoary marmots, a social living animal of the North West, much like an eastern Woodchuck, males show all the characteristics we have noted: guarding their mates as much as they can and they make forays into the larger groups in search of EPCs.