The Cape Ground Squirrel is also known as the South African Ground Squirrel.
Cape ground squirrels live mainly in arid or semiarid areas. They prefer to live in veld and grasslands with hard ground.
Ground squirrels eat bulbs, fruits, grasses, herbs, insects and shrubs. They forage daily and do not hoard food. The Cape ground squirrel usually does not need to drink as it gets sufficient moisture from its food.
They are burrowing animals that dig and live in clusters of burrows.