The long-eared jerboa is a perfect example of how Mother Nature can surprise us with her creations.
Please take a closer look; it’s incredibly tiny; ears like a rabbit, body of a mouse, snout of a pig, and hind legs of a donkey. Isn’t it possible that it’s a Pokemon?
However, the tiny creature’s oddity is precisely what makes it so popular on the internet.
The long-eared jerboa is a nocturnal animal with huge ears, a big tail, and very peculiar-looking legs. It was captured on film for the first time in 2007.
Its body is typically 3 inches long, and its tail is twice as long.
It also fulfills its name, as it has the world’s biggest ears for a creature of its size, measuring about two-thirds of the total body length.
This beast is found in the wild in Mongolia’s southern and northwestern deserts, but only at night.
They spend their day in underground burrows that they dig themselves, much like a mole. Their food is largely composed of flying insects.
Its legs are a biological marvel. They’re huge and resemble a kangaroo, which allows them to jump far.
“Jerboas have very erratic locomotion, adopting a zigzag trajectory, and can jump several feet both vertically and horizontally, even though they are usually about the size of your fist”, said Talia Yuki Moore