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Kangaroo Rats

Genus Dipodomys

Kangaroo rats live in arid and semi-arid areas in Western North America, usually on sandy, and soft soils. These creatures are very adapt a burrowing and can hop six feet or more when then need arises. Some rodents in other places around the globe have learned a similar  hopping form of locomotion, but those are of genera than our Dipodomys.