Here at Shanghaiist we criticise Xinhua’s many photo galleries a lot, because they deserve it. But let it not be said that we are unfair, Xinhua deserves our appreciation for this gallery: ‘Adorable! Marmots get along well with herdsmen‘.
Look how cute these little marmots are. LOOK.
According to Xinhua approximately 20 marmots (which aren’t native to the region as far as I can tell, but no explanation is given as to how they ended up there) live in Batang county, Sichuan province. The animals coexist “harmoniously” (it actually says that) with the local herdsmen.
[Image credit: Xinhua]