Prairie Dog

No. 269929

by Safari Ltd
$6.99USD

Despite their name, prairie dogs are an herbivorous rodent known for burrowing dens into the grasslands of North America. Highly social, prairie dogs can be found living in large colonies and poking their heads up to gaze across the vast and sprawling landscape.

  • Scientific Name: Genus Cynomys
  • Characteristics: Head popped up, this prairie dog is scouting the horizon for possible predators! Hand-painted and professionally designed with true-to-life accuracy, our wildlife figurines are exceptional as educational resources, as pieces of decor, as gifts for a nature lover, or just as toys for rewarding play.
  • Size and Color: Standing 4 inches tall and 3.5 inches long, this prairie dog is about an inch bigger in both dimensions than a deck of cards stood upright. With excellent craftsmanship, we’ve managed to accurately recreate this animal’s light, sand colored fur to precise detail.
  • The Prarie Dog is part of the Incredible Creatures® collection
  • All of our products are Non-toxic and BPA free

History

Prairie dogs are considered a keystone species, which is a species that has an incredibly large effect on its environment relative to its population size, often helping maintain their ecosystem’s overall structure. To the prairie dog’s dismay, it’s a very important prey species and is the primary diet for many types of foxes, raptors, and weasels. With that in mind, we’re sure this hyper observant little critter wouldn’t mind the safety that your home is sure to provide!

  • Recommended Age: 3+
  • Size in cm: 9 L x
  • Size in inches: 3.54 L x
  • UPC: 095866001353