Jerboa - some facts

   Jerboa is any of various fawn-colored, mouse-like, leaping rodents of North Africa and Asia. Thought a relative of mice and rats, and about the size of a large rat, it has long hind legs and leaps like a kangaroo.
   Perhaps the best-known species is the Lesser Egyptian Jerboa (Jaculus jaculus) which occupies some of the most hostile deserts on the planet. It does not drink at all, relying on its food to provide enough moisture for survival.