According to a recent study, the number of yellow-bellied marmots in the Upper East River Valley of Colorado's Mountains is on the surge.
The scientists said the rise in the number is resultant of the overheating of the air and the glaciers, i. e. global warming. The report said that the number of marmots has grown more than 3 times over the past one decade.
The study appeared in Thursday’s edition of journal Nature. The researchers said that the findings have left everyone amazed as this has been the first case showing positive outcomes of global warming, especially among animals.
Meanwhile, a number of other studies show that animals, including polar bears and harlequin frogs, are among those who are being affected by the excessive heating of the climate.
“It certainly looks like a good-news story for now, but it would surprise me if it continues for the long term”, said Andrew McAdam, ecologist, University of Guelph.
He said that as of now the warming results in one day advancement in the onset of spring season.
He added that these animals remain active for not more than 4 months in a year.
Arpat Ozgul, an ecologist from Imperial College London, said his team has observed a tremendous weight gain among the marmots over the last 10 years.
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