Four years ago, Matteo Walch and his family went to the Austrian Alps and made some quite unusual friends, a colony of marmots! Since then, Matteo has returned to the same place every year to visit his furry buddies.
The family return to visit the colony in Groslocker in the Austrian Alps for two weeks every year. Matteo’s father Michaela, said: “Their friendship has lasted for more than four years now. He loves those animals and they are not at all afraid of Matteo because he has a feeling towards them and they understand that. We go there every year now for two weeks – it’s amazing to watch the connection between a boy and his animal friends.”