Black-tailed Prairie Dogs
Week 3 - Animal Encounters
This week we learn about the incredible black-tailed prairie dogs. Scroll down for a video lesson, two activities, and a knowledge quiz.
Prairie Dog Activities
This week's activities will have you drawing a prairie dog town underground and get you outside to observe live prairie dogs. Follow the link to download the activities.
Prairie dogs are in the Family Sciuidae. What other mammals are in this family?
1) Naked Mole Rats
2) Mountain Lions
3) Fox Squirrels
4) Jumping Mice
Prairie dogs help increase what mineral in plants making them more nutritious for other animals.
What animal below isn't a predator of prairie dogs?
2) Red-tailed Hawk
4) Black-footed Ferret
What do you call the chamber in a prairie dog town where babies are born?
1) Back Door
2) Turnaround Chamber
4) Food Cache