Prairie Dogs Kiss to Say Hello

Prairie dogs are not actually dogs (they belong to the squirrel family and live in North America’s grasslands), but they are just as cute as our favorite pets and best friends. They have one habit that makes them completely adorable – prairie dogs say hello to each other by kissing.

A movement we recognize as kissing is actually teeth touching. This way, prairie dogs try to determine if they recognize the other prairie dog or if they’ve encountered a stranger.

It’s not easy to see them in the wild, because they hide from bigger animals and humans.

Below is a video by The World Safari in which you can see prairie dogs greeting each other by “kissing”.