A short-tailed ground squirrel native to Eurasia and the Arctic.
- Genus Spermophilus, family Sciuridae: several species, in particular the European souslik (S. citellus).
- European sousliks bring food into the lodge for consumption, and they provide food for the young.
- Three other animals currently undergoing intense reintegration efforts at Prague Zoo are the barn owl, the souslik and the European bison.
- Even unique mammals such as sousliks, saiga antelope, and Asiatic cheetah may survive in the remote reaches of these mountains and valleys.
Late 18th century: from Russian.
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