Talk of the [Prairie Dog] Town

Candice Gaukel Andrews October 14, 2010 2

Which animal has the most complex communication system? You may have guessed whales or wolves. Researchers, however, now think that prairie dogs just might have the most sophisticated language of all nonhuman animals. Watch as prairie dogs sound the alarm call for “coyote” through their town.


  1. Travis October 16, 2010 at 9:31 am - Reply

    That spectral analysis was really cool!

  2. Kris October 14, 2010 at 9:47 am - Reply

    This is great! I love prairie dogs, but had no idea their communication abilities were so complex. Would they make good pets? 🙂

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