Never seen a marmot being theatrical before? You have now 😂
This photo, captured by Martina Gebert/Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2019, shows the animal performing a song and dance* and we are loving it *not really but it would be quite funny if it was #marmot#comedywildlifephotography#wildlife
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Meet Herman the Vancouver Island marmot @thetorontozoo. This species is one of only six mammals endemic to Canada, and as its name suggests, it can only be found on Vancouver Island. Over the last several decades, habitat alteration has steadily reduced the number of wild marmots - in 2003, only 30 individuals remained in the wild. The Vancouver Island Marmot Recovery Team determined that a captive breeding and reintroduction program was the only way to save the species from extinction, and ever since, the Toronto Zoo has been a partner in captive breeding efforts. Just a few months ago, the zoo announced the birth of 13 marmot pups, marking the second year in a row that over a dozen pups were born. In time, these young marmots will be released into the wild and help to boost the recovering population even more. Thanks to these incredible efforts, over 200 wild Vancouver Island marmots now occupy dozens of mountain meadows, including some where the marmots had been historically wiped out. #marmot#vancouverisland#captivebreeding#reintroduction#cute#PhotoArk#savetogether
The Alpine Marmot are territorial animal. Thanks to the glands they emit an odorous secretion that "marks" the boundaries of their territories. Sometimes, it isn’t enough to keep other marmots away.
Fights and pursuits are the most convincing way to explain to intruders that it's time to leave.
Tatra National park
The most Alpine of all the National Parks in Poland, Tatra National Park is among the globe’s 30 recommended national parks as stated by CNN. As per European standards, it is a fairly small national park. Yet, its rich landscape and Alpine character attracts a large number of tourists (around 3 million) every year. A natural habitat of many endemic animal species, the Park is home to species of marmot, lynx, bear, Tatra chamois, wolf and wildcat.