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Mukmuk, the marmot (Vancouver 2010 Mascot)

Mukmuk represents a species in decline: the marmots of Vancouver Island. His name comes from the Chinook jargon (a First Nations trading language) word “muckamuk”, which means “food”. Mukmuk is a greedy creature: he loves eating the berries and flowers which grow in the mountains around Vancouver

©IOC Jürg Donatsch

1/4/2010 9:22:00 AM

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