Olympic Marmot

Olympic marmot, Olympic National Park
Least concern conservation status
OrderRodentia
FamilySciuridae
GenusMarmota
Binomial nameMarmota olympus
Olympic Marmot range map
Range of species in blue

The Olympic marmot is only present in the middle elevations of the Olympic Peninsula, in the U.S. State of Washington.

The size of the Olympic marmot is similar to that of a domestic cat. The head of this marmot is quite wide, with small ears and eyes and a long, bushy tail.

Generally, the fur is brown, but shades slightly change with the different seasons. These animals are highly sociable, living together.

The Olympic marmot measures 67 to 75 cm in length and weighs 2.7 to 11 kilograms, fluctuating during the different seasons.