Natural World

Prairie Dogs: Talking Their Language

Episode 8 Prairie Dogs: Talking Their Language



Documentary following the experiments carried out in America by Professor Con Slobodchikoff, who has recorded and analysed the phonetic patterns used by prairie dogs to communicate with each other. After spending 30 years studying the creatures, he thinks he has discovered a language second only to human speech in its complexity, which they utter to make other members of their community aware of impending danger from predators. Rob Brydon narrates.