Here’s why the Prairie Dog Squad thinks that prairie dogs are so lovable:
- When prairie dog pups come above ground, they are already 5 weeks old and ready to play!
- Their eyes are open and they are curious about what there is to see.
- They have all their fur, so fluffy and cute!
- They are ready to eat grass full-time, and they like to play with other baby prairie dogs!
STEM Challenge: Can you guess how many prairie dog pups will come above ground this year? The iTwixie girl who has the closest guess will win a cool t-shirt! Click here to see all the guesses from last year, plus the winning number!
Here is some data to help you make your educated guess: This year, there are 26 adult females that have pups. Most litters (families of pups) have 4 or 5 pups.