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Kangaroo Mouse

Native to Nevada

The kangaroo mouse, despite the name, is a species native to the Nevada desert in the USA. The “Australian” name comes from the animal's jumping ability and its habit of moving on two feet. The kangaroo mouse also adapted to living in a very dry area by deriving water metabolically from the seeds it eats. 1)

Pale kangaroo mouse

Pale kangaroo mouse is one of two species of kangaroo mouse and is considered to be one of the most uncommon species of nocturnal desert-dwelling rodents. 2)

Dark kangaroo mouse

The dark kangaroo mouse species is native to the western United States. They live in loose sand and gravel. The species is listed as “Least Concern” on the Red List because it is relatively widespread, although there has been a decline in its population due to modern agriculture. 3)

kangaroo_mouse.txt · Last modified: 2021/08/09 02:20 by aga