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Prairie Dogs

Prairie dog families live in underground colonies called burrows. The burrows can be more than a hundred feet (30 meters) long and have many different compartments (at bottom) where the prairie dogs sleep, raise their young, and stay safe from predators.

More About Prairie Dogs

National Geographic Prairie Dogs
Learn more about the secret world of prairie dogs beneath the plains of North America.


Parents: Check out our book National Geographic Animal Encyclopedia

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