1: Marmots hibernate to survive winter's harsh conditions.

2: During hibernation, a marmot's body functions slow drastically.

3: Marmots live in burrows to stay safe and warm during hibernation.

4: The hibernation period for marmots can last up to 8 months.

5: Marmots prepare for hibernation by storing food in their burrows.

6: Hibernating marmots wake up periodically to drink water and urinate.

7: Marmots lose about a third of their body weight during hibernation.

8: Marmots hibernate alone or in small family groups for warmth.

9: Marmots emerge from hibernation in the spring, ready to mate.