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3:52 pm
Fri January 10, 2014

Carlsbad Gets Prairie Dogs From Texas Tech

Two-dozen prairie dogs have a new home at a zoo in Carlsbad, N.M., after being relocated from the campus of Texas Tech University in Lubbock.

The Carlsbad Current -Argus reports that the 24 rodents are now on exhibit at the Prairie Dog Village at Living Desert Zoo and Gardens State Park in Carlsbad.

Prairie Dog Village's original colony had dwindled over time, leaving just three members when the prairie dogs from Texas arrived.

The transplants had to undergo health-related quarantines in Texas and New Mexico as part of the relocation.

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