MAMMAL MONDAY # 72

MAMMAL MONDAY # 72

It’s Mammal Monday and we’re going to South Africa to meet a member of the rodent family. We’re heading in to the desert so grab your hat, your mud sunscreen and your sunglasses and let’s goooooo…

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MEET THE CAPE GROUND SQUIRREL!

cape ground squirrel   Range/Habitat: Southern Africa/ desert

   Diet: Omnivore: seeds, bulbs, insects

   Length/Weight: 8-12”/ 12 oz

   Conservation Status: common

 

Fun Facts:

  •          Cape Ground squirrels live in small colonies.
  •          They have large claws.
  •          Cape ground squirrels burrow underground.
  •          Cape ground squirrels forage for food daily.
  •          They have different calls for predators.

These little rodents are cute! We just love all the squirrels of the world. Do you have a favorite squirrel?

 cape ground squirrel2

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  1. So cute!! We have a favorite squirrell here called Journalist Rocky the Squirrel. I’m sure you’ve seen him posting here on my page about humorous holidays and such. He is a happening squirrel that tries to keep us in touch with reality! Happy travels. XOXO – Bacon

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