Whistle Pig

Animal of the Week: Le Hoary MarmotĀ (Marmota caligata).

What you should know:

Hoary refers to the silvery gray fur which decorates their shoulders, not their promiscuous social lives. Although males do keep harems, so I guess it is kind of a double-meaning.

– They eat grasses and seeds and such. They whistle while they work.

– They’re uber-lazy, hibernating eight months of the year, sunning on rocks for the other four. Although sometimes the “wrestle with each other for hours.” If I was so fat and furry that is what I would do too.

– They are camera whores.

I’m ready for my close-up.

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