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The Little-Known Life Of The Groundhog

Jan 29, 2015

February 2 will see the 129th celebration of Groundhog Day. On this Up To Date, guest host Stephen Steigman takes a peek at the life of the marmot, the animal we all know as a groundhog, with an expert who has been studying the animal for more than 40 years.


  • Kenneth Armitage is the author of Marmot Biology: Sociality, Individual Fitness, and Population Dynamics.He is the Baumgartner Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Kansas.

HEAR MORE: Armitage is the featured speaker  for “Marmots on My Mind” at the Central Branch of the Kansas City Public Library, Sunday, February 1, at 2 p.m. For more information go to