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This Summer Vacation, Visit the Prairie Dog Town

On the Bison Cam, the prairie dogs are busy reconnecting in their towns (groups of prairie dogs are called towns) and sprucing up their intricate lodgings. “Burrows have defined nurseries, sleeping quarters, and even toilets. They also feature listening posts near exits, so animals can safely keep tabs on the movements of predators outside,” (NatGeo).

Bison Bath

It’s a snowy prairie on the Bison & Prairie Dog Cam but oh, those summers are near. And as the weather warms, our bison will return to the watering hole for drinks, baths and play. Did you know there are no buffalo in North America? Called buffalo by early American settlers, buffalo actually only live

Fan Shots of Live Cams: Bison and Prairie Dogs

Thanks to explore.org fan K and B for this sunset capture of a deer on the Bison Cam this past fall. Pronghorn antelope, mule deer and white-tailed deer are common in Grasslands National Park. The gestation period for bison is 270-285 days, or a little over 9 months. The female bison who will breed this spring are

Prairie Dog Language

Black-tailed prairie dogs, like the one seen here, have at least 12 words in their community language. One word is a specific to “snake.” In this short video, see the town army suss out a viper, get the pups underground, and send a team of adults to inspect the intruder. You can always see the

Twinkle & Sparkle

The frost covered ground in Grasslands National Park is making our Bison Live Cam sparkle! Visit the park and see the Prairie Dogs as they prepare for winter.

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