TONY CAMACHO / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY TONY CAMACHO / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Cape ground squirrels (Xerus inauris) in the Auob riverbed. The clip shows an interaction between individuals foraging. The dominant animal chases two others away whilst feeding. 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. Filmed within the South African section of the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park in Southern Africa.
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