Badlands National Park

Prarie Dogs at Badlands National Park

Prarie Dogs at Badlands National Park
Prarie Dogs at Badlands National Park
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Prairie dogs excavate burrows in expansive areas known as towns. The burrows provide prairie dogs with shelter from both the weather and predators, and many other species can take shelter in the prairie dogs’ tunnels too. As a result, prairie dogs are a keystone species; that is, their presence is critical to the overall ecological community of the mixed-grass prairie. Badgers, bobcats, coyotes, swift foxes, and black-footed ferrets are some of the predators that are often found in close association with prairie dogs. Getting a glimpse of one of these predators is a special treat for park visitors.

Badlands : Colored Hills
Colored Hills
Jonathan Larsen
Badlands : Badlands, 3683
Badlands, 3683
National Park Service
Badlands : Badlands, 3688
Badlands, 3688
National Park Service
Badlands : Badlands, 3231
Badlands, 3231
National Park Service
Badlands : Badlands, 3686
Badlands, 3686
National Park Service
Badlands : Prarie Dogs at Badlands National Park
Prarie Dogs at Badlands...
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Badlands : Landscape Sunset
Landscape Sunset
Jonathan Larsen
Badlands : Badlands, 3684
Badlands, 3684
National Park Service
Badlands : Sheep Mountain Table
Sheep Mountain Table
Badlands : Badlands, 3680
Badlands, 3680
National Park Service
Badlands : Badlands, 3687
Badlands, 3687
National Park Service
Badlands : Bighorn Sheep at Badlands National Park
Bighorn Sheep at Badlan...
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Badlands : Rock Erosion
Rock Erosion
Christina Tisi-Kramer
Badlands : Badlands, 3685
Badlands, 3685
National Park Service
Badlands : The Badlands Amazing Place
The Badlands Amazing Pl...
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