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Prairie Dog Facts


- Prairie dog burrows are called towns.

- Prairie dogs live 3 to 4 years in the wild.

- Cynomys, derives from the Greek for "mouse dog".

- Prairie dogs can run up to 35 mph for short distances.

- Vegetable matter forms over 98% of a prairie dog's diet.

- A prairie dog colony has 30 to 50 burrow entrances per acre.