The Lesser Egyptian Jerboa (Jaculus jaculus) – occupies some of the most hostile deserts on the planet. It does not drink at all, relying on its food to provide enough moisture for survival. Found in both the sandy and stony deserts of North Africa, Arabia and Iran, this small creature aestivates (analogous to hibernation) during the hottest summer months, and has the ability to leap a full three meters and to escape a predator by jumping in a zig-zag pattern.

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