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Black tailed Prairie dog

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At zoo

4 Comments

Aaron_G
Aaron_G 9 years ago

Removed from the MSJ Wildlife in Baltimore mission, as it does not apply. Please consider zoomanallen's suggestion and revise your ID as needed. Thanks!

zoomanallen
zoomanallen 9 years ago

This is actually not a prairie dog at all but a rock cavy. I have seen them at a few zoos. What clued me in was the overall shape and color but also the animal is sitting on a rocky outcrop, prairie dogs would be on the ground.

Aaron_G
Aaron_G 9 years ago

Maria gives some great pointers so I'll let you edit this one. Also, the MSJ Wildlife in Baltimore mission that you placed this into doesn't seem appropriate. It states that it's for wild animals and not captives. A mission that would be better for this type of spotting is the Captive Animals mission: http://www.projectnoah.org/missions/7973... . Thanks!

Maria dB
Maria dB 9 years ago

Very nice spotting! Could you please add the scientific name - Cynomys ludovicianus - and change the category to Mammals? Perhaps you could also add where you spotted it? Thanks!

14sowings
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14sowings

Eldersburg, Maryland, USA

Spotted on Jan 21, 2013
Submitted on Jan 21, 2013

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