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  • Writer's pictureKarin H. Wallnöfer

Marmots at the Franzenshöhe ...

Marmots are steppe animals.

The Franzenshöhe is the perfect place to observe #marmots. In the Alps marmots live in the alpine meadows and subalpine grassland. In this rather open terrain they are naturally dependent on their burrows to protect them from foes. The moment they sense danger they disappear like lightning into their burrows or into one of their 1 to 2m long flight tunnels. Often, different burrows are used for summer and winter.

Beside the Alpine marmot, there are 12 other species of marmot in the world, all of whom, with one exception, live in grassy, treeless steppe habitats.

Marmot burrows are up to 20m long and can be as much as 3m deep underground.

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