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Travel Destinations:
Free State
Northern Cape
Kalahari

Free State
[General Information]
[Bloemfontein] Accommodation Info
[
Soetdoring Nature Reserve]
[
Golden Gate NP] Accommodation Info
[Sterkfontein Dam] Accommodation Info
[Willem Pretorius GR] Accommodation Info
[
Gariep Dam] Accommodation Info

Northern Cape (East)
[Colesberg] Accommodation Info
[
Kimberley] Accommodation Info
[
Diamonds]
[
Upington] Accommodation Info
[Keimoes]
[Augrabies Falls NP] Accommodation Info
[
Kuruman] Accommodation Info
[
Kalahari Desert]

Kgalagadi Transfrontier
National Park:
[
General Information] Accommodation Info
[Ecosystem]
[Lion]
[Oryx]
[Springbok]
[
Ground Squirrel]
[
Suricate]
Travel Area Free State and Kalahari
Ground squirrel, Kalahari

Ground Squirrels
Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park

Ground squirrels mainly occur in the dry, semi-desert regions of southern Africa, especially in the Kalahari. These cute animals are identifiable by their white stripes along the sides, the missing external ear and the long, bushy tail, which offers them shade.

The rodents differ from the European squirrel in that they don't climb trees, but live on the ground and in their widespread underground caves. They feed on grass seeds, leaves and roots. Ground squirrels are constant companions in the rest camps of the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park. Because they are often fed by visitors, they can become a nuisance.


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