• Overlooking Chetro Ketl

    Chaco Culture

    National Historical Park New Mexico

Historic photos

Did You Know?

Photo of a Kangaroo Rat

Many of the animal mounds you see at Chaco were made by Ord's kangaroo rats. They often dig in the soft midden (trash) areas in sites because they are elevated, easy to dig in, and don’t flood. In their colonies there are often more burrow openings than there are rats! (Drawing courtesy: ICWDM.org)