Prairie Dog

Prairie Dog

BLACK-TAILED PRAIRIE DOG

Cynomys ludovicianus

The Black-tailed Prairie Dog is native to Canada, North America and Mexico.

They are highly social and live family groups known as coteries.  These coteries live in extensive underground burrows known as towns.

Prairie Dogs are herbivores and eat roots, herbs, grasses and leafy plants.

Lifespan – Up to 8 years in captivity

IUCN Conservation Status – Least concern

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July 7, 2015

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