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Prairie Dog Playland

Prairie Dog Playland

November 19, 2005 – Permanent

National Zoo
3000 Block of Connecticut Ave., NW
Washington, DC

Location: Near Prairie Dogs and Lemur Island

This prairie-dog-themed playground, designed for children ages 2-6, reveals a prairie-dog's perspective on survival. Children can crawl through a series of tubes that resemble prairie dogs' underground tunnels, can pop up "above ground," and can look through scopes to scan for large cutouts of such predators as black-footed ferrets and hawks.