A trio of young Cape ground squirrels (Xerus inauris) at their den in the Auob riverbed. These rodents live in open arid areas of southern Africa. They are social animals living in colonies numbering between 5 and 30 individuals. The colonies dig extensive burrow systems. They feed on grasses, roots, seeds and insects. Filmed in summer within the south African section of the Kgalagadi transfrontier park in Southern Africa.