Prairie Dog (genus Cynomys)
Our prairie dog, Dandelion, (Dandy for short) came to us from a facility that houses a large number of prairie dogs for use in the movie industry. When Dandy started being picked on by her cage mates, she moved to Wildworks for retirement. Because prairie dogs are very social rodents and Dandy lives alone we offered her the chance to make some unusual friends, mostly of the human kind. Every morning volunteers and staff are greeted by Dandy’s loud “bark” inviting them to come inside her enclosure. Once her friends are seated she will climb onto their laps for her daily massage. Star the Aussie dog has also befriended her so Dandy’s social life, although unusual, is now complete!