jerboa

Saturday, 7:37 am. We have earned $32.33 this morning by learning about the Greater and Lesser Jerboas.

Here you see the lesser jerboa:

And the greater jerboa:

According to Wikipedia, “Jerboas are the members of the family Dipodidae; they are small jumping desert rodents of Asia and northern Africa that resemble mice with a long tufted tail and very long hind legs. The small forelegs are not used for locomotion. In general, Asiatic jerboas have five toes on their hind feet and African jerboas have three; the shapes of their ears vary widely between species. Jerboa fur is long, soft and silky. Diet varies considerably: some are specialist seed, insect, or plant eaters, others are omnivores.”

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