Prairie dog - North America - Prairie

Prairie dog (Cynomys ludovicianus)
On the open prairie, the prairie dog escapes extreme weather and predators by living in intricate underground tunnel systems. These small mammals have evolved sharp claws and strong legs for digging, and long body shapes that can squeeze through narrow tunnels. The tunnel systems are arranged to allow wind and air to blow through, providing natural ventilation.

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