The Kangaroo rat is one of the smallest animals in North America.
They grow up to 15 inches from the tip of their noses to the tip
of their tails, have short front legs and large heads. Their
back legs are long and good for jumping long distances. They have
large eyes that can see well in the dark. Their tails are about
as long as their bodies.
They live in the deserts of the United States and Mexico. As nocturnal animals they come out at night to hunt for food. They carry the food in their cheeks.
Kangaroo rats fur is yellow and brown on the upper part of the body, and white on the under part of the body. They live in borrows, and don't drink water or any other liquid. They get the water from the food they eat.