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Dog days: Don’t forget Punxsutawney Phil’s endangered cousins

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Now that you know we’re getting six more weeks of winter, why not snuggle up in front of the computer to ponder the fates of the groundhog’s less fortunate cousins. The prairie dog—the "groundhog of the West" as it is sometimes known—needs all the attention it can get. All five species of prairie dogs are [...]

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The Thoughtful Animal

Eight Things You Didn’t Know About Groundhogs

Happy Groundhog Day! Today is the day each year in which we look towards a giant rodent to find out how much more winter we’ll have to endure. This year, we probably know the answer: winter hasn’t been very wintery, even for Los Angeles. Raleigh, on the other hand, is freezing for this LA boy. [...]

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The Thoughtful Animal

7 Things You Didn’t Know About Groundhogs

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Happy Groundhog Day! Today is the day each year in which we look towards a giant rodent to find out how much more winter we’ll have to endure. This year, we probably know the answer: winter hasn’t been very wintery, even for Los Angeles. Which, well, isn’t ever really wintery at all. According to tradition, [...]

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