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.