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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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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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