It can be said that they are like a type of Pokemon, this mysterious mysterious creature is a combination of mouse, rabbit, pig and a kangaroo. In fact, their name is long-eared jerboa.
The long-ear jerboa is a nocturnal rodent, the hind legs are longer and stronger than the front legs, the ears are particularly large and the tail is long. The body of an adult is only about 2.8 to 3.5 inches long while its tail can be about twice as long.
This animal is native to the deserts of southern Mongolia and northwestern China. They are mainly nocturnal and spend all day hiding in underground caves they dig themselves. Their food is mainly flying insects. The gerbil’s lifespan is very short, around 2 to 3 years.
Due to its large hind legs resembling kangaroos, this long-eared gerbil can jump quite high. Their forelegs are relatively small and are not used for movement.
“Long ear jerboa jumpers have very erratic mobility, they move in zigzag orbits and can jump both vertically and horizontally,” said Talia Yuki Moore, a Harvard graduate student studying displacement. shared by the three species Jerboa.
The long ear jerboa, the Gobi or the long ear desert gerbil, Euchoreutes naso, is a mammal in the Dipodidae family, the Rodent Order. This species was described by Sclater in 1890.
Long-eared jerboa can be distinguished from other jerboa rats by their large ear size. Also because this species is nocturnal, so far very little information is available about this species. Very little is known about the ecology of this species.