South African Ground Squirrel Xerus/Geosciurus inauris

South African Ground Squirrel
South African Ground Squirrel
South African Ground Squirrel
The South African Ground Squirrel is sometimes called the Cape Ground Squirrel but is native to much of southern Africa, including Botswana and Namibia, mainly in dry grassland areas.
South African Ground Squirrel
South African Ground Squirrel
South African Ground Squirrel
Like other ground squirrels, it lives in colonies of burrows but the groups are usually of 2-3 adult females and their multiple offspring or all male groups. They communicate visually and vocally, different pitches of alarm whistles indicating different levels of danger.