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Cape ground squirrel. Young cape ground squirrel (Xerus inauris) near its burrow. 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 Kalahari Gemsbok National Park, South Africa.
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