Marmots are large, about the size of a housecat, charismatic sciurid rodents found in the Northern Hemisphere. The only US holiday named after an animal, Groundhog Day, is named after a marmot. Visitors to many alpine parks and recreational areas in North America, Europe, and Asia see and are entertained by marmots in their natural habitats. In some parts of the world marmot meat is a delicacy and their fur is prized. And, marmot's behavior, ecology, physiology, and population biology is studied throughout the world.
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