What Defenders is Doing to Help Black-tailed Prairie Dogs
Defenders of Wildlife is working to end the destruction of prairie dog colonies on public lands, including our national grasslands across the Great Plains.
We’re also working with private landowners who are fighting to save prairie dogs on their own property from state laws requiring landowners to poison the animals.
Visit our Species at Risk: Prairie Dog page to learn more about what Defenders is doing to protect bald eagles.
Height: 12 inches (when standing upright).
Length: 12-15 inches (including a 2-3 inch tail).
Weight: 1-3 lbs.
Lifespan: 3-5 years in the wild; 8 years in captivity.