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Summer bloom

Duration: 01:19

In late summer the rains bring a fresh glow of colour to the prairies. For the prairie dogs its been a pretty boring diet until now, but sunflowers provide a tasty treat. Each sunflower seed has twice the number of calories as a blade of grass, so they are vital for the prairie dog pups as they fatter up for the winter.

Available since: Mon 1 Feb 2010

Credits

Narrator
Rob Brydon
Producer
Stephen Dunleavy

This clip is from

Natural World 2009-2010, Prairie Dogs - Talk of the Town

12/14 Documentary following a professor studying the complex language used by prairie dogs.

First broadcast: 03 Feb 2010

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