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Meerkats

A Meerkat is a squirrel size creature that belongs to the mongoose family. They live in the deserts and grasslands of the southern tip of 

Meerkats

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Prairie Dog

Prairie dogs are burrowing rodents that live in the grasslands of central and western parts of North America. They are extremely social creatures that live in...

Prairie Dog

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Squirrels

Long after most of the birds are gone, you can still see squirrels frolicking on warm winter days. Squirrels sleep more during the winter, but they don’t hibernate and come out to forage for food during mild weather. Unlike...

Squirrels

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Moles – The Hole and Tunnel Makers

Moles – The Hole and Tunnel Makers
Gardeners usually don’t like moles very much because they dig holes and tunnels in the yard, but you have to admit, moles are kind of cute! These little animals are about the size of a chipmunk. They’re usually brownish gray to black and they live in

Moles – The Hole and Tunnel Makers

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Aardvarks – The Earth Pigs

Aardvarks – The Earth Pigs
The word “aardvark” means earth-pig in a native African language, and these animals do look a little bit like pigs. They have long snouts and rounded bodies. But, they also have ears like a

Aardvarks – The Earth Pigs

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Different Types of Burrowers

Different Types of Burrowers
Many animals live in burrows, or underground dens, but some animals are known for their digging tendencies. Most of these animals, including moles and

Different Types of Burrowers

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Different Types of Badgers

Different Types of Badgers
American badgers are solitary, secretive creatures that spend much of their lives underground. Their long, sharp claws are made for digging. Badgers burrow quickly after prey, including

Different Types of Badgers

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