Prairie dogs habitat and warning call sounds similar to a dog's bark hence they are named after that.
They are five different species of prairie dogs are: black-tailed, white-tailed, Gunnison's, Utah, and Mexican prairie dogs. These rabbit-size rodents live on North America's prairies and open grasslands. They are herbivorous. They are highly social and live in large colonies or "towns". Prairie dogs live in underground burrows.