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  • Gothard Etelka

    The real life Mowgli: Schoolboy Matteo Walch, eight, forms special relationship with colony of alpine marmots | Mail Online

  • Stella Stenroos

    Furry friends: 8-year-old has uncanny way with marmots * Meet Austria’s young marmot whisperer. Eight-year-old Matteo Walch’s friendship with a clan of Alpine animals has spanned more than half his lifetime. <3

  • Carly Casey

    Marmot Whisperer: Amazing little boy who has built a bond with these creatures

  • Milty Lee

    This kid is like the marmot whisperer. Marmots notoriously are not down with human bros, but when Matteo Walch and his family started vacationing in the Austrian alps, this particular colony of marmots fell in love with him, and look forward to his visit every year.

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They are notoriously shy around humans, beating their tails and chattering their teeth to try to warn us off before emitting loud whistles to tell other members of their colony to flee. But when these alpine marmots see Matteo Walch, they scuttle to his side and show him nothing but affection. The eight-year-old built up a remarkable relationship with the creatures since first being taken to see them by his nature-loving family four years ago.

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