Cape ground squirrels

Cape ground squirrels

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Credit: BOB GIBBONS/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Cape ground squirrels (Xerus inauris). These rodents live in open arid areas of southern Africa. They are social animals living in colonies numbering between 5 and 30 individuals. The colonies dig extensive burrow systems. They feed on grasses, roots, seeds and insects. Photographed in the Kalahari Gemsbok National Park, South Africa.

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