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- All of the 22 species of kangaroo rats live in desert scrub and grasslands throughout the western regions of the United States.
- Although it moves like a kangaroo, it is in fact a rodent. It can jump up to 9 feet and completely change direction when it lands.
- As a desert dweller, a Kangaroo rat obtains water from the seeds it eats, producing waste that is excreted with little loss of water.
- Each lives alone in its own deep burrow, with many entrances, tunnels, and rooms for food storage and sleep.