Prairie Dog

Prairie Dog

BLACK-TAILED PRAIRIE DOG

Cynomys ludovicianus

  • Native to: The Black-tailed Prairie Dog is native to Canada, North America and Mexico.
  • Diet: Prairie Dogs are herbivores and eat roots, herbs, grasses and leafy plants.
  • Lifespan: up to 8 years in captivity.
  • IUCN Status: Least Concern.
  • Fun Facts: They are highly social and live family groups known as coteries.  These coteries live in extensive underground burrows known as towns.
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July 7, 2015

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