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EXTREMELY CUTE ANIMAL caught on camera

M@
By M@ Last edited 111 months ago
EXTREMELY CUTE ANIMAL caught on camera
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Scientists from the Zoological Society of London have bagged the first ever wild footage of the long-eared jerboa.

The timid, nocturnal creature can be found, with great difficulty, in the deserts of Mongolia and China. It is now, officially, Londonist's second favourite animal, behind the numbat.

We defy you to watch this footage without grinning like a tomfool.

How cute is that?

Not as cute as this.

Very little is known about the elusive species, although it is thought to be endangered (ear today, gone tomorrow, as the Mirror might put it). ZSL is studying the jerboa as part of its Edge programme, which seeks to learn more about distinctive and endangered animals.

We reckon it’s a close cousin of the rhinogrades.

Last Updated 10 December 2007

Siany

Can Londonist adopt one??? please???

Hazel

It's the way it shakes the sand from its ears in the video that makes me squeal - so cute! So cute! We could adopt one but it would be difficult to keep it in the non-existent office; it would hear whatever we say about it and I suspect it may get upset very easily.

Siany

M@, what type of cuteness is it? Boy cuteness or girly cuteness?