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
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 ...
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 ...
Located. The Kangaroo Rat is found in North America, with a large percentage
living in the desert regions of Southwestern United States and parts of Mexico.
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 is a species of rat that belongs to the group of desert rodents. There
are 23 species of kangaroo rats that are native to North America. Kangaroo rat ...
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 ...
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 ...
Major Threat(s): No known major threats. In some areas, this species is
threatened by cars and recreational vehicles on dune areas. This species can
live in ...