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prairie

pertaining to or emanating from the prairie.

prairie dog
small, 12 inches, 2 lb, gray-brown, herbivorous, diurnal rodent, living in burrows, in colonies or towns. Called also Cynomys ludovicianus.
prairie grass
paspalumurvillei.
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Spatial variation in keystone effects: small mammal diversity associated with black-tailed prairie dog colonies.
With prairie dogs and some other species, guys shoot hundreds of rounds a day," he said.
The black-tailed and white-tailed prairie dogs were mostly monandrous (mating with only one male), but the Gunnison's and Utah prairie dogs were mostly polyandrous.
1985), vegetation structure (Green and Anthony 1989, Plumpton and Lutz 1993), and density or proximity of prairie dog burrows (Plumpton and Lutz 1993, Desmond et al.
Slobodchikoff tested the theory by having one person walk out onto a prairie dog colony wearing different colored t-shirts at different times.
To make sure that didn't happen, they killed off billions of prairie dogs.
Still, the most formidable challenge facing ferret recovery is whether suitable prairie dog habitat will be available to achieve the objectives of establishing enough multiple, viable populations of black-footed ferrets in the wild.
Summary of black-tailed prairie dog population estimates.
Imagine this unlikely duo: Zack, a dachshund who is terrified of storms and too short to see the neighborhood dogs on the other side of the fence, and Cody, a prairie dog with autism.
Skirting the edge of the prairie dog town, I had stopped beneath a gnarled cottonwood at the bottom of the creek bed to savor the thin slivers of shade.
The prairie dog was classified as an endangered species in 1973.
UP FOR A NIBBLE Baby prairie dog emerges from burrow with its mum at Belfast Zoo yesterday