A young Black-Tailed Prairie Dog pup comes out of his burrow to explore. Female prairie dogs have litters of 2-8 pups and they are usually born between January and April.
Today, (October 16, 2016) is National Feral Cat Day! This special day is celebrated every October 16th, since 2001 to help promote the awareness of feral cats (also called “community cats”). Programs like Trap-Neuter-Return trap feral cats and spay or neuter them and return them to where they were found. The cats also have an ear tip clipped which is the universal symbol of a sterilized feral cat. Find out what you can do to help feral cats by visiting FeralCat.com or AlleyCat.org. Follow the Twitter chatter for National Feral Cat Day at #FeralCatDay.
Addax (Addax nasomaculatus)
- Antelope that lives in the Sahara Desert
- Stands just over 3 feet tall (91 cm) and weigh around 200 pounds (91 kg)
- Long horns have up to 3 twists
- Moves through desert in herds of 5-20
- Greyish-brown coat in winter months, changing to mostly white or sandy blonde in summer
- Feeds on grasses and leaves
- Conservation Status (IUCN): Critically Endangered