National Park Travel

Yellowstone National Park

Yellow-Bellied Marmot

 
Make Your Yellowstone National Park Lodging Reservations

For Your Convenience, Bookmark This Site


Yellowstone National Park Yellowstone Lodging National Park Video

Yellow-Bellied Marmot

Marmots and pikas share a similar ecological niche, haunting the higher elevations in rocky settings.  The yellow-bellied marmot (Marmota flaviventrus) is also known as "the whistle pig" because of its chubby frame and the fact that it emits a screeching call when threatened by predators.  Marmots are ground squirrel-like and surprisingly mobile.  As the name suggests, they have fluffy, yellowish fur on their underbellies.  Their backs are covered with gray-tinted hair that also has a tint of yellow underneath.  They are common along higher altitude sections of the highway.

Where To Find Them
Yellow-bellied marmots can sometimes be seen along high elevation roads such as the one at Dunraven Pass.  Another excellent place to view marmots is along the highway as it passes through the Beartooth Pass outside the northeast entrance to Yellowstone National Park.

Yellowstone Wildlife


Marmot in Yellowstone Park Marmot Peaking From Rocks, Yellowstone Park Marmot Under Log, Yellowstone

Yellowstone National Park Yellowstone Lodging National Park Video


National Park Travel

Site Map

Blog About Us Links Articles Affiliate Webmaster Tools

Copyright National Park Travel, Inc.

All Rights Reserved.