The Cape ground squirrel Rodent is found in most of the drier parts of southern Africa from South Africa, through to Botswana, and into Namibia, including Etosha National Park.
Cape ground squirrel Rodent Facts:
- Length: 20-30 cm (8-12 in)
- Tail: 19.4-21 cm
- Weight: 423-649 g (15-23 oz)
- Social unit: Group
- Status: Least concern
The Cape ground squirrel Rodent large claws of the South African ground squirrel can burrow in hard, dry, stony soil. The upper fur is brownish pink with a white flank stripe and belly. The prominent eyes are circled with white and the muzzle and feet are also white.
There are black bands near the base and tip of the tail. Its diet is opportunistic, ranging from seeds, bulbs, and roots to insects and birds’ eggs. This Cape ground squirrel Rodent lives in colonies of 6-10, and in some cases up to 30.