Scientific name: Marmota himalayana
IUCN status: Least Concern
It is a species of ground squirrels found in Himalayan and Tibetan plateau at an elevation of 10,000 to 20,000 ft. Their average body weight is 4kg to 10kg and total body length is 18in to 86in. They live in burrows having depth of 6ft to 33ft. They mainly feed on soft parts of grass and they are known to hibernate for around 7-8 months for avoid the harsh condition in winter. Hibernation starts from September or October and last till April or May.
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