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Prairie dog kisses may hold key to relocation survival

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A prairie dog (Professor Jennifer Verdolin/University of Arizona)
A prairie dog (Professor Jennifer Verdolin/University of Arizona)
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Prairie dogs are sometimes a nuisance for developers and farmers. There's a program that relocates the prairie dogs rather than kill them.

But the burrowing rodents don't often do well after they're moved. As Jill Ryan of KJZZ reports, new research shows that their greeting kisses may help them survive.

Prairie dogs sharing a smooch. (Professor Jennifer Verdolin/University of Arizona)
Prairie dogs sharing a smooch. (Professor Jennifer Verdolin/University of Arizona)

This segment aired on January 4, 2022.

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