5 Marmots Released to Mt Washington
- Monday, 27 June 2016 20:38
The first of our 2016 summer releases went smoothly today (June 27th) when 5 marmots from the Calgary Zoo were released to Mt Washington. There’s still 8 more marmots from the Calgary Zoo to be released, and a number more that will likely need to be translocated into suitable habitat, but its a great start! After the release into a nest box, the marmots are understandably a little skittish, but soon curiosity overcomes their fear, and they start to explore their new wild surroundings. Here’s the first of today’s marmots taking in the view before fully committing to emerging from the nest box.
Wild born marmots get names
- Friday, 24 June 2016 09:07
While we and the media have been focused on the sad news from the Strathcona area recently, we also have good news to share. The field crew has been busy with yearlings on Mt Washington. These wild marmots were born last year, and there is a healthy crop of them at Mt Washington!
We give them each a name selected from our “Name-a-Pup” contest. Here are the names handed out so far this year:
– Kirby, male
– Mildred, female
– Rex, male
– Tracker, male
– Shiloh, female
– Roy, male
– Willellen, female
– Daisy, female
You can enter the “Name-a-Pup” contest by adopting a marmot. Your gifts from the Adopt-a-Marmot program enable us to do the recovery work the marmots need. Thank you!
An Interview with Cheyney Jackson
- Monday, 13 June 2016 14:31
As part of filming “The Perfect State”, Mike McKinlay interviewed Cheyney on the mountains observing Vancouver Island Marmots. The result is beautiful and moving.