Good morning, sleepy heads!
Instead of gathering food for the winter, marmots simply hibernate for six months of the year, living off their own body fat. To conserve energy, their body temperature drops to as low as 5°C and their hearts beat eight times slower. When the snow melts in the spring, the marmots become active again.
Did you know? Alpine marmots’ teeth are yellow because they have a special enamel that protects them from damage. This enamel hardens the teeth, making them good tools for digging.