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The Yellow-Bellied MarmotĀ 


Common Name: Yellow-Bellied MarmotĀ 

Scientific Name: Marmota flaviventris

Weight: 3.5 to 11 pounds

Life Span: 15 years

Diet: Grass, grains, leaves, flowers, seeds, eggs, and insects

Ecological Role: Marmots provide continuous nutrients by aerating the soil around plants as they dig holes and provide rich fertilizer from their dung. Marmots are also a major food source for many animals throughout the ecosystem.

Marmot Chilling at Utah Lake Field Station

Three things you can do to protect the Marmot’s habitat by Utah Lake