They live out there, in the wilderness, looking like a squirrel, but called ‘dogs.’ North America is their homeland, and they belong to the gnawing animals category. Don’t be fooled by their looks or title, because they are extremely smart, and they are NOT Meerkats! They are called 'dogs' mainly because of the noises they make. We give you, Prairie Dog! Or Cynomys in Latin, which roughly means 'mouse dog.'
Scientists have been observing their complex lifestyles and social relationships, and they say that if we look deeply, we can actually learn a lot from them!