Kangaroo Rat
  • Small rodents
  • Native to North America
  • Hop like tiny kangaroos
  • Not related to the kangaroo
  • There are 22 known species
  • Have very long hind legs
  • Live in deep burrows in the desert
  • Rarely drink water
  • Have a highly water-efficient metabolism
  • Eat seeds, leaves, stems, buds, some fruit, and insects
  • Store food in their burrows
  • Have large cheek pouches on either side of the mouth for carrying food