Jerboa is a small animal that lives in the desert of Saudi Arabia. The body shape is similar to a mouse, but the leg posture is similar to a kangaroo. Photo/iStock
JAKARTA – There are many unique animals in Saudi Arabia that are interesting to know. The desert landscape and dry land certainly influences the diversity of animals there.
Animals in Saudi Arabia also have their own uniqueness. One of them is a camel which has a long neck and a humped back.
Saudi Arabia is also home to a number of animals that have adapted to harsh climatic conditions and unique environments. Among the deserts and mountains, several animals stand out with unique characteristics that add to the natural wonder of the country.
Unique Animals in Saudi Arabia
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Jerboa is a small animal that lives in the desert of Saudi Arabia. This animal has long ears that allow it to hear sounds from long distances.
While its long legs help in jumping quickly to avoid predators. The jerboa’s body shape is almost similar to a mouse, but its leg posture is similar to that of a kangaroo.
Jerboas also have a nocturnal lifestyle, being active at night to avoid the hot temperatures of the day. These animals are herbivores that eat plants, although some of them often eat insects.
2. Fennec fox
The fennec fox is a small species of fox that lives in Saudi Arabia. They are known for their large ears which aid in body temperature regulation and hearing the sound of prey.