What should I do if I find an orphaned or injured wild animal?
At the Calgary Zoo, we sometimes receive calls about orphaned or injured wildlife. Before handling an orphaned or injured wild animal, please contact the Calgary Wildlife Rehabilitation Society wildlife hotline at 403-239-2488 or visit
The Calgary Wildlife Rehabilitation Society (CWRS) is a registered non-profit charitable organization that treats, rehabilitates and releases injured and orphaned wildlife.
Prairie dogs are highly social and live in family groups called coteries. They have a complex language system, and it is believed they even have different calls to identify each type of predator. The offspring learn this at a very young age.