Black-tailed prairie dogs are easy prey for predators like the American badger and the black-footed ferret. In order to survive a predator attack, prairie dogs have adapted to raise alarm for others in the colony when a predator is spotted.
- The black-tailed prairie dog gets most of the water it needs from the plants it eats.
- Black-tailed prairie dogs do not hibernate and in order to survive winter gain excess fat.
- A group of prairie dogs is either called a colony or town.
|Conservation status||Least concern|
|Zoo name(s)||Squirrel, Chubbs|
|Zoo location||Education building|