Yesterday, the Maryland Zoo opened its new $500,000 prairie dog habitat. Unfortunately, within ten minutes, several prairie dogs tested the limits of their new home and found multiple escape routes. Climbing and jumping over the walls, the prairie dogs had zoo workers in a frenzy chasing after them with nets.
In the end, all the prairie dogs were returned and the enclosure was secured.
For more info, see: Baltimore Sun
To learn more about prairie dogs and their interesting behavior, see Animal Fact Guide’s article about Black-tailed Prairie Dogs.