Prairie Dog Town

601 East Municipal Drive
Lubbock, TX 79401

(806) 775-2687



The vision of Prairie Dog Town was conceived and implemented by K. N. Clapp in 1935. In the 1930’s the government’s poisoning program was becoming effective, and he was alarmed that the extinction of the black-tailed prairie dog would result. Mr. Clapp designed this enclosure and, with his friend Ross Edwards, trapped two pairs of black-tailed prairie dogs to be the original residents. He oversaw Prairie Dog Town’s care and operation until his death in 1969.


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