BabythemarmotBaby, a marmot CSU researcher Greg Florant has raised since birth, is starring in an upcoming PBS documentary on home-building mammals.

Greg Florant is no stranger to media.

The Colorado State University professor is known for his research on how hibernating mammals – particularly marmots – use fats and other nutrients to hibernate. Reporters often interview him on Groundhog Day when Punxsutawney Phil, the famous marmot, “emerges” from hibernation and predicts an early spring or longer winter based on whether he sees his shadow.

But when a documentary on home-building mammals airs on the PBS series Nature in 2015, it will be Baby, the marmot Florant has raised since birth, who will get top billing.

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