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What has big ears and bounces like a world champion? The jumping mouse!


Huge ears, an over-long tail, googly eyes and feet as big as half the body - that can only be a jumping mouse! In the video, the adorable rodents bounce around and look as funny as they are cute. The jumping mouse is simply one of the most fascinating small animals ever.

The video raises the question of what the baby of a kangaroo and gerbil would look like. The answer: jumping mouse. The rodents have elongated hind legs compared to other mice, which allow them to jump incredibly high and far. In escape situations, for example, the nocturnal fleece balls can make sentences up to two meters long. Fascinating: jerboa do not drink water! They only satisfy their fluid needs through their food.

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