New habitants of the Zoo: the bobak marmots

19.08.2013

They immediately decided that it was not perfect and certainly needed some improvement therefore the marmots began digging. In the wild the bobak marmots spend quite a lot of time digging deep burrows.
The bobak marmots carefully protect their territory. Once any uninvited guest comes as close as two or three meters from the marmots, they start producing threatening sound – loud tooth chatter. If the guest doesn’t pay attention to their warning, they may bite – and their teeth are very big and sharp. Even the Zoo keepers warily enter their enclosure.
The ration of the marmots consists of large amounts of fresh grass and vegetables. They also like fruits. The enclosure of the bobak marmots is located on the Old Territory, next to the Steller sea lion enclosure.