The Altai Marmot is native to Central Asia, covering southeastern Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan Tien Shan mountains area, mountain foothills of eastern China, Siberia and the Mongolian Altai.
Altai Marmots are large rodents living at high altitudes. Larger than a domestic cat, they are vegetarian, sociable and live in burrows.
They are related to ground squirrels.
Marmot sunbathing despite Golden Eagles hunting above.