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Prairie Dog By Sierra. Physical Characteristics  A prairie dog’s length is 12-15 inches. Their tail is 2-3 inches.  A prairie dog’s weight is 1-3 lbs.

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1 Prairie Dog By Sierra

2 Physical Characteristics  A prairie dog’s length is inches. Their tail is 2-3 inches.  A prairie dog’s weight is 1-3 lbs.  A prairie dog’s color is black.  Prairie dog’s once occupied million acres in a 400 million acre region.

3 Lifespan  A prairie dog’s lifespan is 3-5 years in the wild and 8 years in captivity.

4 Eating Habits/Diet  A prairie dog is a omnivore.  A prairie dog eats grasses, roots, sedges, seeds, forbs, insects, and flowering plants.

5 Population  Prairie dog’s used to number in the hundreds of millions, but now they may number from million.

6 Habitat/Range  Prairie dogs live in tunnels.  Prairie dogs were once found across the Great Plains from southern Canada to northern Mexico.

7 Adaptations  A prairie dog’s teeth help the prairie dog chew.  A prairie dog’s claws help the prairie dog keep a hold of the prairie dog’s food.  A prairie dog’s eyes help the prairie dog see the prairie dog’s prey.

8 Fun Fact  Prairie dogs are colonial animals that live in complex networks of tunnels with multiple openings.

9 Endangered Because  Prairie dogs are endangered because of poisoning, shooting, and a exotic disease called sylvatic plague.

10 Reference  Defenders of the Wild


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