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Long-eared jerboa (Euchoreutes naso)

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  • Started 8 years ago by anonymous
  • Latest reply from Daniela Biaggio
  1. Sally Wren
    EDGE Team

    If you read the information under 'Evolutionary Distinctiveness' it tells you about one adaptation the long-eared jerboa has - long legs.

    If you are looking for more adaptations then just take a look at a photo of the species and think about what jumps out at your as looking unusual - I think everyone would agree the ears are the first thing! Lots of species living in hot environments, like the desert habitat of the jerboa, have large ears. This is because the large surface area helps them to keep cool in the hot weather. Elephants have big ears for the same reason.

    Something else to think about is the colour of an animal - the long-eared jerboa lives in the desert, and you can see that its fur is almost the same colour as the sand - much better for hiding from predators than if it was a bright colour!

    Posted 8 years ago #
  2. Anonymous

    they are so adorable. im doing a project on them

    Posted 8 years ago #
  3. Anonymous

    They are sooo cute!!!! I did a speech on them for school ;)

    Posted 8 years ago #
  4. insane_bratz

    hey, im doing this for my research project. may i know what are the reasons to why the extinction of jerboas must be prevented? i mean every species is important, but what is the pressing reason behind it? thank you!

    Posted 8 years ago #
  5. Daniela Biaggio

    This Is reposted from Anonymous

    Hi! I couldn’t leave a post on the long-eared jerboa’s page. I’m currently on the southern Afghanistan-Pakistan border. I just photographed one of these animals tonight in front of my room. It was so funny looking I had to take a picture of it. Once I googled the funny description of the rodent, I discovered it was a long-eared jerboa.

    Posted 6 years ago #

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