Two Ord's kangaroo rats (Dipodomys ordii)

Two Ord's kangaroo rats (Dipodomys ordii)

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Caption: Ord's kangaroo rats. View of two Ord's kangaroo rats (Dipodomys ordii). These small rodents inhabit the dry wastelands of south-western North America, and live in extensive tunnel systems in the hard soil. The tunnels have numerous escape routes and exits, usually hidden under low scrub. Each nest has a large nest chamber surrounded by storage chambers for seeds and other plant material. Kangaroo rats hardly ever drink, getting all the moisture they require from fleshy plants. They only leave their nests under cover of darkness as they are an important prey species for a variety of carnivores, including snakes, owls and coyotes.

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Keywords: animal, dipodomys ordii, kangaroo rat, mammal, nature, ord's, ord's kangaroo rat, ord's kangaroo rats, rodent, wildlife, zoology

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