An example of an animal that starts with the letter "X" is the Xerus inauris, commonly known as the South African ground squirrel. These squirrels can be found in the southern African countries such as South Africa, Botswana and Namibia.
The Xerus inauris are black squirrels with short, coarse hair and a white tail that extends the length of their body. They are diurnal animals, coming out of their burrows during the day to forage, groom and socialize. They prefer to live in dry areas, such as grasslands, deserts and savannah and will use their large tails for shade. The primary diet of the Xerus inauris consists of seeds, nuts, insects, leaves and grains.