Prairie Dog Adoption Kit
Prairie dogs are burrowing animals that live in large colonies made up of close-knit family groups called coteries in the grasslands of central and western North America. They are considered a keystone species because their vast network of colonies creates habitat benefiting approximately 150 other species. Prairie dog populations once numbered in the millions across the Great Plains, and provided abundant food and shelter for many other species of wildlife. However, over the last 150 years, prairie dogs have been reduced by more than 95 percent due to habitat destruction and the arrival of exotic diseases. They continue to be poisoned, shot, bulldozed, and killed by plague.
Your adoption supports our work assisting Native American tribes, public land managers, and wildlife-friendly ranchers to restore prairie dogs to their native lands. It also supports our work to stop prairie dog poisoning and shooting on public lands, and to promote nonlethal options like grass buffers and relocation.