Prairie dog

Prairie dog

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Credit: PETER MENZEL/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Black-tailed prairie dog. Black-tailed prairie dog (Cynomys ludovicianus) peering from its burrow. This rodent is a social animal and lives in a large underground colony comprising several family groups. It inhabits plains and grassland from Canada to Mexico, eating grasses and other low plants. It may reach a length of over 40 centimetres. Photographed at the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, Arizona, USA.

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Keywords: animal, arizona, arizona-sonora desert museum, black-tailed, black-tailed prairie dog, burrow, cynomys ludovicianus, mammal, nature, prairie dog, usa, wildlife, zoology

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