Bobak marmot

Bobak marmot

Kingdom
Phylum
Subphylum
Class
Order
Family
Genus
SPECIES
Marmota bobak
WEIGHT
7300 g
LENGTH
490-575 mm

The bobak marmot, also known as the steppe marmot, is a species of marmot that inhabits the steppes of Eastern Europe and Central Asia. It is a social animal and inhabits steppe grassland, including cultivated field borders. It hibernates for more than half the year. Litter sizes average about five offspring and it takes three years for the young marmots to reach sexual maturity. Male offspring leave the home colony after their second winter, and about 60% of mature females give birth in any one year. The fur is used to make hats and coats and a Moscow fur-farm is experimenting with breeding bobak marmots for their pelts.

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Cr

Crepuscular

Fo

Folivore

Gr

Granivore

He

Herbivore

Zo

Zoochory

Te

Terrestrial

Co

Congregatory

Vi

Viviparous

Bu

Burrowing

Co

Colonial

So

Social

No

Not a migrant

B

starts with

Distribution

Geography

Continents
Biogeographical realms

Bobak marmot habitat map

Climate zones

Habits and Lifestyle

Seasonal behavior

Mating Habits

PREGNANCY DURATION
40 to 42 days
BABY CARRYING
4 to 6

References

1. Bobak marmot Wikipedia article - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bobak_marmot
2. Bobak marmot on The IUCN Red List site - https://www.iucnredlist.org/species/12830/115106780

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