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Kangaroo rats, small rodents of genus Dipodomys, are native to western North America. ... Kangaroo rats live in arid and semi-arid areas particularly on sandy or soft soils which are suitable for ... They obtain enough water from the metabolic oxidation of the seeds they eat to survive and do not need to drink water at all.


The kangaroo rat is almost perfectly adapted to life in the desert. ... Kangaroo rats generally live in underground burrows which they have excavated themselves.


Kangaroo rat is a species of rat that belongs to the group of desert rodents. ... Major threat to the survival of kangaroo rats is habitat loss due to increased human ... They are very complex and include chambers for living, storing of food and ...


All about the Kangaroo Rats, little, seed-eating rodents of the genus Dipodomys - - their ... They do not store water in their bodies for future use like other animals, yet experiments have shown that ... They live in burrows they dig themselves.


Kangaroo Rat Facts - A list of information on this amazing North American desert ... Reasons why they can live in a desert-like environment are due to several ... but it would cause the kangaroo rat to loose too much water so they do not cool off ...


Get information, facts, and pictures about kangaroo rat at Encyclopedia.com. ... Solitary, nocturnal creatures, they live in burrows by day and forage at night for ... it obtains from food or produces metabollically, so that it does not need to drink.


Jun 1, 2004 ... Kangaroo rats live in burrows by day, foraging by night for seeds, leaves and ... Such changes do not involve adding new complex genetic ...


May 6, 2015 ... 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 ...


kangaroo rat: Dipodomys any of 22 species of bipedal North American desert ... Their closest living relatives are kangaroo mice and pocket mice, both of which ...