The long-eared jerboa relies on its incredible jumping abilities to dodge birds of prey and other… predators when it’s out foraging. Jerboas can also quickly hop sideways to confuse their predators. Only about the size of a human fist, they can leap several feet both horizontally and vertically. They don’t drink water and get necessary moisture from their diet of mostly insects. Jerboas’ long ears—two-thirds the length of their bodies—help keep them cool in the heat of their desert habitat. Show More
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