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Prairie Dogs: America's Meerkats - Language

Each species of prairie dogs has different dialects in their vocalizations.

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Key Facts In This Video

  1. Prairie dogs have alarm calls for specific predators. 00:38

  2. Additionally, prairie dogs have different calls for different shapes. 04:45

  3. Tail-flagging is another way the species communicates messages to one another, yet what the meaning of the message is yet unknown. 06:27

Written by Curiosity Staff February 6, 2015