Cape ground squirrel

Cape ground squirrel

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Caption: Cape ground squirrel (Xerus inauris) lying down with its tail in the air. This rodent lives in open arid areas of southern Africa. It is a social animal living in colonies numbering between 5 and 30 individuals. The colonies dig extensive burrow systems. It feeds on grasses, roots, seeds and insects. Photographed in the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa.

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