Thursday, December 13, 2007

Video: Scientists Wowed By Hopping Jerboa

An UPDATE to our September 19, 2007 post about the four-toed jerboa. The Times Online reports that the jerboa has been filmed in its natural habitat for the first time as part of a project to save it from extinction. Watch the video on YouTube A scientific expedition to the Gobi desert in Mongolia has now succeeded in capturing video footage of the nocturnal and little-known animal. “It’s an extraordinary animal that looks as if it’s been designed by committee - kangaroo legs, snowshoe feet, huge ears and a pig’s nose. “It represents millions of years of evolutionary history and while it looks like a small rodent it’s very, very distinct. There’s no other animal of its type.”

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