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Prairie Dog Polygamy Pros And Cons
2013-12-05 09:09:09

While polygamy can increase the risk of exposure to diseases, the likelihood that female prairie dogs will give birth to more offspring often makes mating with more than one male worth the risk.

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2009-02-02 10:30:00

An environmental group released a report on Monday suggesting prairie dogs are being threatened across the West due to habitat loss, shooting and poisoning, the Associated Press reported.


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White Tailed Prairie Dog, Cynomys leucurus
2012-04-23 07:58:25

The white tailed prairie dog (Cynomys leucurus) is located in western Colorado, western Wyoming, and in small areas in southern Montana and eastern Utah.  In Wyoming, where the largest populations are located, they are colloquially called “chiselers”. The white tailed prairie dog is tannish brown in color, with a white tipped tail and large eyes. Above and below each eye is a dark cheek patch.  They live in a generally higher altitude than other prairie dog species, at 5,000 to 10,000...

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2005-06-02 10:55:54

Prairie dogs native to both North and Central America are small stout-bodied burrowing rodents with shallow cheek pouches. An average size is 12 to 16 inches (30 to 40 cm) long. In the United States prairie dogs are primarily found west of the Mississippi River, but they have been introduced into a few eastern locales. All are herbivores, and in settled regions they sometimes damage crops severely. They have been eliminated from certain areas of the Great Plains where ranchers regard them...

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  • To swell, as grain or wood with water.
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