This is a black-tailed prairie dog peeking up from its burrow at the Prospect Park Zoo. The zoo architects cleverly built the whole prairie dog exhibit on top of a concrete cave punctuated with clear plastic domes, so kids can crawl around inside and get a ground level view. I tried it out myself and nearly broke my leg trying to slither around in a space meant for a ten-year-old. I quickly gave up and took this picture from the outside, like a normal adult.

September 14, 2018 — Prospect Park Zoo, Brooklyn

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