Olympic Marmot

Olympic Marmot: habitat, physical characteristics, and photos of Marmota olympus, plus how you can find, see, and photograph the marmot in the ONP.

The Olympic marmot (Marmota olympus) is an overgrown rodent. 

A member of the squirrel family (Sciuridae), it is a stocky critter as big as an ample-sized house cat, weighing from 8 to 20 pounds. During the summertime, an adult marmot can be expected to weigh around 18 pounds, which is on average larger than other species of marmots.

The Olympic species of marmot is found only on the Olympic Peninsula in the state of Washington, with 90% of the species population protected within the boundaries of the Olympic National Park. Their numbers are estimated to be between 2,000 - 4,000 animals. 

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Olympic Marmot, Marmota olympus, found only on the Olympic Peninsula, WAWe encountered this marmot very near the trail to Hurricane Hill in the ONP
Olympic marmot (Marmota olympus) resting on a rocky outcrop in the sunshineOlympic Marmot soaking up the sunshine in the Olympic mountains. (Photo Credit: Wiki)
Marmota olympus in a field on the flanks of Hurricane HillMarmota olympus in a field on Hurricane Hill near its burrow
Olympic marmot is nest-building in mid-MayThis Olympic marmot is preparing its nest for 8 months of hibernation. (Photo Credit: EOL)

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