The Olympic marmot is the only mammal native to the state of Washington.
After making this observation in class, the fourth grade students of Wedgwood Elementary School in Seattle contacted Sen. Ken Jacobsen to propose a bill declaring the Olympic marmot as the state endemic mammal of Washington. In response, Jacobsen introduced Senate Bill 5071 and invited the class of 4th graders to come testify in favor of their bill.Watch them discuss their experience.
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