Prairie dogs live in tight-knit family groups called “coteries.” They alert one another, for example, that there’s not just a human approaching their burrows, but a tall human wearing the color blue.

Which animal has the most complex communication system? You may have guessed whales or wolves. Researchers, however, now think that prairie dogs just might have the most sophisticated language of all nonhuman animals.

Watch the video below, as prairie dogs sound the alarm call for “Coyote!” through their town.

Here’s to finding your true places and natural habitats,