Long-eared jerboa — the "uchastie" creature on the planet

Among the most long-eared animal planet the leading place is occupied by long-eared jerboa (Euchoreutes naso). This rare little creature is the size is not more than 9 cm has the longest ears in the world, if considered relative to body length. The length of the ears reaches 5 cm, which is more than half the length of its body. For comparison: the length of the ears of the African elephant is less than a quarter of the body length.
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The animal moves in jerky hops using its long hind legs covered with a special gun that allows him to stay on the surface of the sand. Food eared denizen of the desert are insects.

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Long ears, developing along the body when moving, sharp little snout with small eyes and a thin long tail make it a peculiar creature quite amusing. Very fun to see jumping of this big-eared mini-kangaroo, and studied English zoologists during an expedition in the Gobi desert.

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