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Western United States, Canada and Mexico

Black-tailed Prairie Dog

Prairie dogs issue different sounds identifying various predators, which include hawks, owls, eagles, ravens, coyotes, badgers, ferrets and snakes.

Prairie dogs live in "towns" which are divided into neighborhoods called "wards." Within these wards are family burrows known as "coteries."

HABITATPrairie and grassland
DIETGrasses, sedges, forbs, roots, seeds and insects
LIFE Expectancy 3-5 years

Fun Fact
A group of flamingos is called a stand.
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