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Young Cape ground squirrel (Xerus inauris) feeding on dry vegetation in the arid Kgalagadi transfrontier park in Southern Africa. The Cape ground squirrel is a rodent endemic to Southern Africa. For thermoregulation, ground squirrels shade their head and back with their bushy tails.
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