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Endangered Species

Endangered Species: Save Our Species Information - Fresno Kangaroo Rat

Fresno Kangaroo Rat

This rat lives in the dry grasslands of central California. It uses its short front legs to burrow into the ground. Its long back legs help it hop around quickly when it hunts for seeds and green plants at night. Farming and cattle grazing have damaged the places where the kangaroo rat lives.

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