Species at Risk
Black-tailed Prairie Dog
© Parks Canada / Lynch, W. / 08.81.10.01(01), 1981
These playful and sociable animals are a favourite among visitors to Grasslands National Park in Saskatchewan. They are also important to the grasslands ecosystem. Black-tailed prairie dogs are food for badgers, eagles, hawks, coyotes and foxes. Their abandoned burrows are homes for burrowing owls, rattlesnakes, short-horned lizards and black widow spiders.
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