The desert kangaroo rat (Dipodomys deserti) is a rodent species in the family
Heteromyidae that is found in desert areas of southwestern North America. It is
The kangaroo rat is almost perfectly adapted to life in the desert. They can
survive without ever drinking any water, getting needed moisture from their seed
Kangaroo Rats are also known as a desert rat. Having no need for water to bathe
, they roll around in sand and take a dust bath! Read more at ...
The kangaroo rat is a very cute little critter that kind of looks like a mini kangaroo,
but is as big as a mouse.It has large hind legs and feet. It usually grow to about ...
Despite living in the heat of the desert, kangaroo rats don't sweat. They also have
very oily coats. Both of these adaptations prevent them from losing water.
Kangaroo Rat Facts - A list of information on this amazing North American desert
animal including how it survives harsh desert conditions.
Most widespread kangaroo rat in California. Occurs in desert scrub and alkali
desert scrub, sagebrush, Joshua tree, and pinyon-juniper habitats in southern ...
The Kangaroo Rat tends to live in the desert flatlands, creosote flats, and the
sandy soils of the desert washes. The rats will dig burrows into the soil to better ...
Habitat and Ecology: It prefers low desert with sandy soil and sparse vegetation,
particularly stabilized dune areas with vegetation. In the United States, ...
Jun 1, 2004 ... The kangaroo rat is a rodent, but it is unlike any other rodent on Earth: it is able to
survive in the desert with virtually no drinking water.1 The ...