Brant's whistling rat

Brant's whistling rat

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Credit: PETER CHADWICK/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Brant's whistling rat (Parotomys brantsii) peering out of a burrow. This gregarious rodent builds nests within chambers in a burrow system. It whistles to communicate with neighbouring rats, for example about predators. P. brantsii forages during the day. Photographed in Namaqualand, South Africa.

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Keywords: african, animal, brant's whistling rat, burrow, hole, mammal, namaqualand, nature, parotomys brantsii, rodent, south africa, southern, wildlife, zoology

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