Life on the prairie dog town

In Otter News: The Prairie Dogs

We get to meet the Lake Superior Zoo's prairie dogs in this in otter news.

“We’ve had prairie dogs at the zoo for the quite a long time now, and they just keep redesigning this exhibit,” Emily Perala of the Lake Superior Zoo explains.

Prairie dogs represent an important part of the ecosystem in western North America. Their digging is good for a the soil, and they are a food source for other animals.

“Prairie dogs are very sophisticated animals. They specific rooms within their burrows for specific things.”

And you might see some dust fly, the animals are pretty scrappy and will compete for space and food..