Adopt a Prairie Dog

Prairie dogs live in large colonies in underground burrows on North American prairies and open grasslands. These burrows have defined spaces for nurseries, sleeping quarters, and listening posts near the exits that are used to keep tabs on the movement of its predators. Prairie dogs are considered a "keystone" species because the colonies they create are often used as habitat by other species. They are also a food source for many animals such as eagles, coyotes, and the endangered black-footed ferret. Prairie dogs even help aerate and fertilize the soil. Humans pose the greatest threat to prairie dogs. Because their burrow holes are seen as a threat to livestock, they are often poisoned and killed as pests. Sometimes entire colonies have been plowed or bulldozed for cropland or development. Adopt a prairie dog today!

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