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Praire Dogs Have Their Own Language

Prairie dog language is complex. Their language contains words like “chee chee chee”, but there’s an underlying meaning behind it.

Using this language, they can intimate their community of what specific danger is approaching them, for eg, they can make a different sound for an approaching human in a specific colored shirt, the height of the human, a coyote, or a hawk.

They use the same kind of call to tell others that a human is approaching, but there’s a slight difference in the call depending on the kind of human approaching – tall, short, fat, wearing yellow, or wearing blue.


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