Prairie dog pictures that I've taken at zoos.
Animal: Prairie Dog
Species: There are five species of Prairie Dog; The Black-Tailed, White-Tailed, Gunnison's, Utah, and Mexican Prairie Dog.
Lifespan: The avergar lifespan of a Prairie Dog is 3-5 years.
Size & Weight: The average heigh and weight of a Prairie Dog is 11-14 inches long and 1.5-3 lbs.
Habitat: Prairie Dogs live in burrows within the grassy prairies and plateaus of Western America.
Diet: Aside fromw hen they're nursing off of their mother's, Prairie Dogs diets consist of grasses, roots, weeds, and blossoms.
Family Life: Prairie Dogs live with a dominant male, several close females, and their offspring. During mating season a female Prairie Dog may mate with as many as five males, meaning that her litter of pups have more than one father. Prairie Dogs use various signs and signals, such as bobbing up and down, to warn their group of danger.
Most Prairie Dogs hibernate during the winter.
Praire Dog burrows are called "towns"!