Contact: Amy Pelsinsky
University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science
Caption: Despite the risks, female prairie dogs that mate with two or more males rear more offspring than those that mate with only one.
Credit: Elaine Miller Bond (www.elainemillerbond.com)
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