The Mongolian Marmot (No. 410)

First Aired Monday, November 23, 2009

This is the story of the Mongolian marmot and its unique place in both past and present Mongolian culture. Today, the marmots in Mongolia are threatened by over-hunting and habitat destruction, and the loss of this species would cause devastation across the entire ecosystems they support. "The Mongolian Marmot" features Mongolians from all walks of life - from nomadic herders to young biologists -to tell the unique cultural importance and natural history of the Mongolian marmot.