Artist Title Album Label
Elijah Larsen Intro to the episode
Elijah Larsen The Marmot Recovery Foundation’s mission is to bring the Vancouver Island Marmot back from the brink of extinction, leading on-the-ground efforts to recover this unique and endangered species
Adam Taylor, Executive Director of the Marmot Recovery Foundation On the disturbing decline of the Vancouver Island marmot, or whistle pigs
artist unknown PSA for the Marmot Recovery Foundation
Elijah Larsen segue
Adam Taylor Some of the many challenges that marmots face, and just a few of the notable ways the Marmot Recovery Foundation are using to give them a better chance at survival
Elijah Larsen Why not join the Adopt-a-Marmot Club at

A Madness of Marmots, with Adam Taylor

If you listen to the Cookie Jar regularly, you’ll know how smitten I am with anything in the animal kingdom. Well, I think I just discovered the most ridiculously cute animal in the kingdom—the Vancouver Island marmot. I mean, what’s not to love about a creature that wears rich chocolate brown fur with contrasting white patches on their nose and chin. They’re pretty social, too!

But they’re in trouble. In fact, the Vancouver Island Marmot is Canada's most endangered mammal. Adam Taylor, the Executive Director of the Marmot Recovery Foundation is here to tell us all about it.



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