Long Eared Jerboa

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The Jerboa is found in Mongolia and China. Jerboas are really cutebut are now listed as endangered species.

The Long-Eared Jerboa is a nocturnal mouse-like rodent. They have a body length between 2.75 - 3.5 inche, a tail length up to 6.3 inches and they weigh between 23 and 38 g.

Jerboas get around by jumping. These able leapers, which live in North Africa and Asia, are aided by hind limbs that are at least four times as long as their forelimbs and long tails that add balance.

Jerboas don’t drink water. They get all their moisture from their food, mostly plants and insects.

Jerboas aren’t good pets. So why isn’t this cutie a common U.S. household pet? For one, jerboas native to or exported from Africa are restricted from entry into the U.S. and have been since 2003 due to their association with monkey pox.

Below is a video of playing Jerboas inside a man-made habitat and probably kept as pet as there are also domesticated versions of these cutesy rodents.

Video Soon . . .

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