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One scientific study shows that prairie dogs have complex language skills, including “words” for specific things they see – “tall human in blue shirt,” “hawk,” “short human in yellow shirt,” and more. The HSUS works to protect these little animals by relocating colonies so landowners won’t poison them; advocating against cruel “killing contests;” and helping identify and protect disappearing prairie dog habitat. See how you can help!

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After decades of persecution, prairie dog populations have plummeted 95 percent. We're working to promote humane solutions to conflicts between prairie dogs and people—but we need your help.

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