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  • Greycliff Prairie Dog Town State Park

  • Observe the prairie dog community in its natural environment at this 98-acre state park. Interpretive displays and picnic tables are available offering a great place to have a picnic. Prairie dogs have great ecological significance because they create patches of habitat that provide prey, shelter and forage for a diverse number of animals, including burrowing owls, black-footed ferrets and mountain plovers. 

    Mission of the Greycliff Prairie Dog Town State Park: "to preserve the ecosystem of the black-tailed prairie dog for the public's educational and viewing enjoyment." 

     

    For More Information Contact

    Telephone: (406) 245-2955 or (406) 247-2940

    website: www.fwp.mt.gov

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    Interesting Facts About Prairie Dogs:

    1. Their vocabulary is more advanced than any other animal language that’s been decoded
      To a human ear, prairie dogs’ squeaky calls sound simple and repetitive. But recent research has found that those calls can convey incredibly descriptive details. Prairie dogs can alert one another, for example, that there’s not just a human approaching their burrows, but a tall human wearing the color blue.
    2. Their entire mating season is just an hour long
      In contrast with popular perceptions of prairie dogs as fast-multiplying rodents, these animals actually mate just once a year, in early winter. Females go into estrus for a single hour. They then have litters of three to eight pups—usually only half of which survive their first year.