The Himalayan marmot (Marmota himalayana) is a rodent of the squirrel family found in alpine grasslands throughout the Himalayas and on the Tibetan Plateau at elevation from 3,500 to 5,200 m (11,500 to 17,100 ft). Marmots typically live in burrows and hibernate there through the winter. Most marmots are highly social and use loud whistles to communicate with one another, especially when alarmed. It has a dark chocolate-brown coat with contrasting yellow patches on its face and chest. Marmots mainly eat greens and many types of grasses, berries, lichens, mosses, roots, and flowers.