Endangered Animals of the World. Emiley Mitchell. The Iranian Jerboa (Allactaga firouzi). Mouse-like/mini kangaroo like Long tufted tail Long back legs Very large ears Long tail Appr . 90-263 mm. Habitat. Flat Plains Grasslands Southern Iran Burrow underground - PowerPoint PPT Presentation
Endangered Animals of the WorldEmiley MitchellThe Iranian Jerboa (Allactaga firouzi)
Mouse-like/mini kangaroo like Long tufted tail Long back legs Very large ears Long tail Appr. 90-263 mm.HabitatFlat PlainsGrasslandsSouthern IranBurrow undergroundFairly hot climate
DietVegetation:SeedsPlantsOccasionally crickets or mealwormsObtain water from foodForages food at night
preyed upon by owls nocturnal animals
Mating and Reproducing(little is known)Pregnant up to 40 days1 to 3 litters born a year
mostly solitary animals 6 year life span
Distinct QualitiesExtremely well jumper/ jumps in zig zag to confuse predatorTail acts as a balancing organLong hairs on feet as friction pad for supportFur is same color as dirtNocturnalGet water from plants they eat
Housing RequirementsSemi-large cageDirt/ deep enough for burrowsHouse/shelter from lightSmall rocksFresh plants/ mouse mixNeed special permit to own
Critically EndangeredListed by IUCN Red List 2006Habitat lossRestricted rangeNo conservation efforts No recommendations
Bibliographyhttp://zipcodezoo.com/Animals/A/Allactaga_firouzi/#Descriptionhttp://animal.discovery.com/guides/endangered/mammals/iranian-jerboa.htmlhttp://www.iucnredlist.org/apps/redlist/details/855/0http://iranian-jerboa.co.tv/http://www.edgeofexistence.org/mammals/species_info.php?id=64 http://www.rbcarlton.com/hotcold.htmhttp://www.theanimalfiles.com/mammals/rodents/jerboa_long_eared.html 5 Question QuizWhere do Jerboas live?
Where do they get their water from?
What do they use their long tails for?
Why are they on the endangered species list?
What is being done to help Jerboas?