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Jerboa - Lesser Jerboa; Arabic - Al jerboa

Jaculus jaculus


Rodent family; large rounded head; short neck, large round eyes; hind legs are long; front legs are very short; feet are covered with hair; upperparts greyish-sandy; under parts are white Photo taken at Sweihan, Abu Dhabi, UAE


Sandy desert to rocky desert - Middle-east

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36 Comments (1–25)

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Sara Barrera
Sara Barrera 8 years ago

So cute

Zakarias Mortensen
Zakarias Mortensen 8 years ago

Hehe so cute

Mona Pirih
Mona Pirih 10 years ago

:D so cute !!

AnimalFinds 10 years ago

Super cute!

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 10 years ago

Great spotting ! Congratulations !! these always look so fragile..

Dilan Chathuranga
Dilan Chathuranga 10 years ago

Congratulation Karan!

beaker98 10 years ago

Congrats on the SOTD! What a unique and cute little one!

Carol Snow Milne
Carol Snow Milne 10 years ago

Congratulations on this amazing animal!

Jason Alexander
Jason Alexander 10 years ago

Congratulation Karan! So Adorable!

MIAH 10 years ago

So cute!

Tom15 10 years ago

Congrats on the SOTD! This little jerboa looks adorable.

JenniferReneeDekker 10 years ago

Congratulations! The hopping rodent seems to be an odd creature.

Chamalka Dulmini
Chamalka Dulmini 10 years ago


Saumya Wanniarachchi
Saumya Wanniarachchi 10 years ago

One of the cutest spottings i have ever seen ! Congrats ! :)

Adarsha B S
Adarsha B S 10 years ago

Incredibly cute spotting :) :)
Congratulations Karan!

HemantKumar 10 years ago


Sergio Monteiro
Sergio Monteiro 10 years ago


Neil Ross
Neil Ross 10 years ago

A fantastic spotting, Karan, and excellent photos of the little fellow. I bet he can move like lightning. Awesome. Congrats on your SOTD.

Maria dB
Maria dB 10 years ago

Wonderful spotting - congratulations!

ShannaB 10 years ago

Awesome pics, what a gorgeous little animal! Congratulations on Spotting of the Day.

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 10 years ago

Congratulations Karan. Incredible little creatures.

Arya 10 years ago

Congrats on this spotting and beautiful picture.

ChunXingWong 10 years ago

WOW, congratulations!
I have always wanted to see a Jerboa on Project Noah and now we have one being the Spotting Of The Day !

Karan Raghwa
Spotted by
Karan Raghwa

العين, أبو ظبي, United Arab Emirates

Spotted on Nov 3, 2007
Submitted on Jan 20, 2014

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