The Wildegopher is a mammal that has only seen in the northern-most part of Africa. The species was first discovered in 1912 when a herd of Wildegophers raided the city of Tunis while searching for food.
The Wildegopher has often been described as having the body of a Wildebeest and the head of a gopher. The Wildegopher is light-brown with dark brown vertical stripes on the widest part of its torso. Wildegophers range in size but can be up to three feet tall and weigh more than 180 pounds. Unlike a gopher, Wildegophers are born with a full set of twenty-four teeth that do not grow in length. Although Wildegophers have been known to grow antlers on occasion, the production of large antlers is uncommon.
The Wildegopher live underground in sunken burrows, emerging above ground only to feed on poisonous tree frogs. Wildegophers are not hunted for food or product in their native habitats as many groups of people believe that the Wildegopher is a species that posseses mythical powers; killing one constitutes that a person will be plagued by eternal bad luck. Wildegophers have few natural predators and they can survive for up to four years without food or water by entering a meditative state of hibernation. Due to the Wildegophers ability to survive in extreme conditions, its population had increased by nearly 897% since the late 1950s. Although the average lifespan of the Wildegopher is currently unknown, it is estimated that they can live to be up to 64 years old.