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Small Mammal House
3.74 to 4.33 in (95 to 110 mm) body and head with a 5 to 9.8 inch (128 to 250 mm) tail
1.52 to 2.57 oz (43 to 73 g)
Lesser jerboas feed on seeds, insects and grasses in the wild. At the Zoo, the jerboas receive a commercial animal biscuit as their base diet. The enrichment portion of the diet includes a variety of seeds and insects and a small amount of fruit and vegetables.
Found in central Asia, North Africa and Arabia in countries such as Sudan, Israel, and Morocco, the species is especially common in Egypt, where it gets its common name.
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