Jerboa A jumping mouse like rodent

A jerboa can jump up to 10 feet in one leap. There are about 25 species of jerboa that are known of. Some jerboas hibernate in the winter in a deep sleep like state. Other jerboas escape the heat of the summer in estivating (to spend the summer in a certain place or activity). Jerboas are omnivores, they eat plants, seeds, and insects. They don't drink water due to the fact that they get water from their food. Females give birth to 2-6 babies each liter. They have 2-3 liters a year. Jerboas live in deserts and in other dry places in Africa and Asia. You would most likely see a jerboa in a warm nightime in Africa. Most animals that eat jerboas are foxes, cats, owls, and snakes. A jerboa is also a solitary animal. A jerboa can run up to 24 kilometers an hour. Although the jerboa can run it mostly moves by jumping.

This is a jerboa from a zoo.
The have a very feather like tail.
There are different species of Jerboa.

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Created with images by cliff1066™ - "Lesser Egyptian Jerboa (Jaculus jaculus)" • Efraimstochter - "proboscis jerboa mouse fly on the wall" • BioDivLibrary - "n72_w1150" • ZapTheDingbat - "Lesser Egyptian jerboa" • cliff1066™ - "Lesser Egyptian Jerboa (Jaculus jaculus)" • Efraimstochter - "proboscis jerboa mouse fly on the wall"

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