Our Marmota Maps mascot and company animal is called Manni.
Manni is not, as some believe, a beaver, a hamster, or a blinking rat.
Manni is an Alpine animal, of course, to be precise an Alpine marmot.
But why a marmot?
In 2015, when we were developing our very first map, “Ski Resorts of the Alps“, we also needed a name for our project.
But what should we name our company? We finally found the solution when creating our logo. Since mountains, or the Alpine ibex are both very popular
motives for logos and emblems of all kinds we wanted something less common, but still something which would be clearly identified with the Alps nonetheless.
This solution was the Alpine marmot and its latin name “Marmota marmota” also brought the company name with it.
Marmota Maps and our mascot, Manni the marmot, were born.
You can find Manni's profile here: marmotamaps.com/alps-animals-quartet/manni