Showing posts with label Long-eared Jerboa.. Show all posts
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Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Long-eared Jerboa.



Have you ever seen an animal with a face so candid? Surely not. Well, this little rodent is the  Long-eared Jerboa (sesudo name) or Euchoreutes naso.

This small, nocturnal creature with pig nose and ears of Dumbo, lives, and with difficulty, in the inhospitable Gobi Desert in Mongolia. A desert known for sudden changes of temperature extremes. Well, in this poor habitat live Long-eared Jerboa.

Their long ears are the perfect tool to dilute body heat by the fine blood vessels that run through. Jerbo is  higher animal ears worldwide, proportionally speaking, of course. Its body is not larger than 3,5 in (9 cm) in length, minus the tail, then his ears are 2,3 in (6 cm). It is as if we had ears until we reach our ass (what we would hear everything).

Another feature of this small rodent and insect hunter, are its legs. Their legs are long and strong (always speaking in proportion) enable you to "large" jumps to escape their natural depredores.

Now, I feel myself dramatic and serious, but sometimes there is no alternative. This little animal is in real danger of extinction. Nocturnal, it is a strange animal, and by small zoos breeding projects, there is little hope to avoid their disappearance.

I have a video that was made by the Zoological Society of London with the intention to denounce the elimination of this beautiful little animal: The first video eared jerboa.