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Brants's Whistling Rat

Afrikaans name: Brants se fluitrot

Brants's Whistling Rat coming out its burrow

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Parotomys brantsii

Brants's Whistling Rat is found in South Africa, Botswana and Namibia.

It can be found in drier areas dominated by shrubs or farming.

These rodents live a solitary life outside of the breeding season, but do seem to come together during the breeding season.

They are territorial and even females will chase males away until they are ready to breed.

Brants's Whistling Rat

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References

List of South African Mammals

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