Cape Ground Squirell

Xerus inauris

Cape Ground Squirell

The Cape ground squirrel use his tail like an umbrella in order to protect him from the sun.
He can also use his tail like a shield between him and his predators.

420 - 650 g
45 cm
Vegetables, roots, seeds, insects
2 months
South Africa
Least concern

Birth

First time in France : babies cape ground squirrels !

Few days ago, 2 babies cape ground squirrels just went out of the burrow.

They are the very first babies for this species in France.

 

myriam