The Marmot Features of Whistler Scientific name: marmot Marmota Common Name: Groundhog Order: Rodents Family: Sciurids features: - Weight: 8 kg. - Length: 55 cm. - Height: 18 cm - Longevity: 15 years. - Habitat: Pastures and meadows. - Distribution: central and western Alps. Introduced in the Pyrenees. - Customs: diurnal mammal. - Food: Herbivorous (grasses: grasses, roots, berries, etc.). - Reproduction: Gestation 5 months. Delivery 4-5 pups. - Enemies: Owl, raven and golden eagle. More Features of Whistler: The marmot live in families consisting of a couple and their offspring. Groundhog burrows built. Groundhog Hibernation lasts 7 months. It reaches sexual maturity at 2 years. The woodchuck, when it perceives an enemy, it emits whistles to warn members of his family. Groundhog's enemies are mostly birds like the crow, owl and golden eagle.