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    Yellowstone

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Y is for Yellow-Bellied Marmot

The Yellow-Bellied Marmot stands up to have a look around the side of the hill.

A lot of people think this is a groundhog or woodchuck. The Yellow-Bellied Marmot is very closely related to the groundhog that is common in the eastern United States.

 

Did You Know?

Dog Hooked to Travois for Transporting Goods.

Some groups of Shoshone Indians, who adapted to a mountain existence, chose not to acquire the horse. These included the Sheep Eaters, or Tukudika, who used dogs to transport food, hides, and other provisions. The Sheep Eaters lived in many locations in Yellowstone.