Prairie Vole

The prairie vole (Microtus ochrogaster) is a small vole found in central North America.

The vole has long, coarse grayish-brown fur on the upper portion of the body and yellowish fur on the lower portion of the body. It has short ears and a short tail, which is somewhat darker on top.

Read more about Prairie VoleTaxonomy and Distribution, Habitat, Behavior, Interaction With Humans, Pair Bonding

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