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What's a Jerboa?

Many people have never heard of this fascinating rodent before, first of all they are found in Northern Africa and live in the desert. They eat vegetation, nuts and seeds as well as small insects!

They are often called 'Africa's Kangaroo' because they have incredibly long back legs which are perfect for jumping across the sand!

We are the only zoo in the UK to house this species and they are part of a breeding program here at the centre. They are very shy so make sure you are patient when trying to find them and you might be very lucky!


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