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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 4 years ago

So cute

Zakarias Mortensen
Zakarias Mortensen 4 years ago

Hehe so cute

Mona Pirih
Mona Pirih 6 years ago

:D so cute !!

AnimalFinds 6 years ago

Super cute!

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 6 years ago

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

Dilan Chathuranga
Dilan Chathuranga 6 years ago

Congratulation Karan!

beaker98 6 years ago

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

Carol Snow Milne
Carol Snow Milne 6 years ago

Congratulations on this amazing animal!

Jason Alexander
Jason Alexander 6 years ago

Congratulation Karan! So Adorable!

MIAH 6 years ago

So cute!

Tom15 6 years ago

Congrats on the SOTD! This little jerboa looks adorable.

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

Chamalka Dulmini
Chamalka Dulmini 6 years ago


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

Adarsha B S
Adarsha B S 6 years ago

Incredibly cute spotting :) :)
Congratulations Karan!

HemantKumar 6 years ago


Sergio Monteiro
Sergio Monteiro 6 years ago


Neil Ross
Neil Ross 6 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 6 years ago

Wonderful spotting - congratulations!

ShannaB 6 years ago

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

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 6 years ago

Congratulations Karan. Incredible little creatures.

Arya 6 years ago

Congrats on this spotting and beautiful picture.

ChunXingWong 6 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

Lat: 24.40, Long: 55.46

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

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