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Extinction Countdown

Who will stand up for the prairie dog as their populations shrink?

Yesterday was Groundhog Day, but what about Prairie Dog Day? The prairie dog—the "groundhog of the West"—could use a little attention these days. All five species of prairie dogs are on the decline, and their habitat has practically disappeared, now standing at less than 10 percent their historic ranges. Just 100 years ago, the prairie [...]

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