Prairie dogs kiss more when being watched

(PhysOrg.com) -- Researchers in the US studying the behavior of black-tailed prairie dogs at a local zoo have discovered they behave differently, kissing and cuddling each other more when people are watching than when they ...

Prairie dogs found to kill competing squirrels

(Phys.org)—A pair of researchers, one with the University of Maryland, the other the University of Tulsa, has found that white-tailed prairie dogs living on the North American prairie, sometimes kill ground squirrels that ...

Prairie dogs disperse when all close kin have disappeared

Prairie dogs pull up stakes and look for a new place to live when all their close kin have disappeared from their home territory—a striking pattern of dispersal that has not been observed for any other species. This is ...

Animal reservoir mystery solved

(Phys.org) -- A team of scientists at Washington University in St. Louis has been keeping a wary eye on emerging tick-borne diseases in Missouri for the past dozen years, and they have just nailed down another part of the ...

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