Cape ground squirrel giving alarm call

Cape ground squirrel giving alarm call

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Caption: Cape ground squirrel (Xerus inauris) giving an alarm call. This rodent lives in arid open areas in southern Africa, where it digs an extensive burrow system. The burrow is occupied by a colony of between 5 and 30 squirrels. The cape ground squirrel has a high level of social organisation. Photographed near the city of Kimberly, in the Northern Cape region of South Africa.

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