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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).

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 Courtship!

Did You Know? Prairie dogs are actually large squirrels?! See them on the live cam at the watering hole!

Bison Beauty

Another awesome bison cam snapshot from fan Jacqueline White. We have two live bison cams capturing life on the plains including the rare bison and the prairie dog. See both cams here!  Submit your snapshots and become an explore.org fan!  

Bison Live Cam!

Did you know? The females, or cows, lead family groups. Bulls remain solitary or in small groups for most of the year, but rejoin the group during mating season. (Read more here.)