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  • lt: Xerus princeps / Xerus inauris
  • dt: Erdhörnchen
  • afrikaans: waaierstertgrondeekhoring
Ground Squirrel


  • 23-28 cm


  • bis 650 g


  • grass, herbs, leaves, roots, fruits

Number of cubs

  • 1-3

Worth knowing

Ground squirrel-colonies consist either of females or males only.

A female colony comprises on to four full grown females and their offspring.A male colony comprises up to 19 males, which are not related among themselves.