Desert kangaroo rat (Dipodomys deserti)

The desert kangaroo rat (Dipodomys deserti) is a rodent found in desert areas of southwestern North America. It is one of the large kangaroo rats, with a total length greater than 12 inches (30 cm) and a mass greater than 3.2 oz (91 g). Habitat:                  Desert kangaroo rats are inhabitants of desert areas with sandy […]

Rock pocket mouse (Chaetodipus intermedius)

The pocket mouse, found in the deserts of the southwestern United States and Mexico, is medium-sized (~18 cm long, ~12-18 g in weight) and has nocturnal habits. Habitat: It usually lives in areas with rocky outcrops, where it burrows to evade its predators. Diet: It feeds mainly on plant seeds. Location: Areas with rocky outcrops […]

Round tailed ground squirrel (Ammospermophilus leucurus)

It is a species of squirrel from North America, native to northwestern Mexico. It is easy to detect on rocky slopes in arid canyons and on broad sandy plains with thickets. It is an active species throughout the year, except in the northernmost regions of its distribution, where it decreases its activity during the winter. […]

American Badger (Taxidea taxus)

The American badger is an opportunistic carnivorous mammal with nocturnal habits and is rarely observed in broad daylight. Habitat: The American badger likes to live in open spaces, preferably meadows and bushes where prey such as mice, squirrels or marmots abound. They tend to discard regions with hard soils as this makes it more difficult […]

Antelope jackrabbit (Lepus alleni)

The antelope hare is a of North American species. The male and female antelope hares are identical in appearance. The antelope hare has a white belly, light grey sides, a black splattered back and an orange coloration on the neck and chest. Habitat: Dry areas (especially in areas with a lot of thicket), they live […]