Nightmare of a cactus? Well, we are talking about the white-throated woodrat (Scientific Name: Neotoma albigua) here. Cactus has its spines and needles which actually act like a deterrent for the potential predators. However, these same needles and spines actually draw white-throated woodrat towards it. Surprisingly, these needles are the best possible meal that the woodrats can have. White-throated woodrats are generally found in the South-western deserts and these are relatively small in size. The conditions are pretty tough in those regions and cactus or hardy grasses are the few possible means through which these tiny mammals can [...]
First of all, let us start with the scientific name of this creature called Long Eared Jerboa. You may have heard many conflicting scientific names, but this particular species of jerboa is known as Euchoreutes naso among the scientists. Well, I hope the confusion regarding the name is cleared, so, let’s get to the basics, some more interesting information on this rare species: How Do You Differentiate a Long Eared Jerboa From a Common Jerboa? The answer is in the name itself. Just think! Why this species are called long eared jerboas? That’s because, long eared jerboas have huge widespread [...]
A little creature that resembles both rat and kangaroo at the same time, this is jerboa for you. The habitat mostly found in parts of Africa, Asia and Europe are jumping rodents and they are known for their long hind legs. The front legs however are shorter and hopping is one of the main characteristics of a jerboa. Like any other animal, Jerboas also go through certain phases of their life, which is known as jerboa life cycle. The different phases are mentioned below: Courtship Like most of the other mammals, jerboas are also colony based creatures and generally a [...]
Is not it an amazing fact that out of a total of 5000 alive species in the world, more than 35% are actually rodents?