jird

NOUN
  1. gerbil of northern Africa
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  • Common rodents are gerbil Gerbillus dasyurus and the Sundevall's jird Meriones crassus. Arabian Oryx Sanctuary, Oman
  • The Persian jird is resistant to infection by the plague whereas Tristram's jird is highly susceptible to plague infection and disease.
  • Cheng's jird is a gerbil that is classified by IUCN as critically endangered. Junggar Basin semi-desert
  • Popular names are Mongolian gerbil and clawed jird.
  • In the wild a male jird may mate up to 200 times in a single day.
  • Tristram's jird is abundant in foothills and plateau of the Talysh.
  • Male jirds naturally spend most of their time above ground and can be housed in a cage or tank.
  • Most of these endemics are rodents, including Dahl’s jird (Meriones dahli, EN) and the recently described Microtus quzvinensis, a vole from northern Iran. Biological diversity in the Irano-Anatolian
  • Small mammals and their predators are also abundant,, including hyrax (Procavia capensis), brown hare (Lepus capensis), spiny mouse (Acomys spp.), large North African gerbil (Gerbillus campestris), Nigerian gerbil (G. nigeriae), bushy-tailed jird (Sekeetamys calurus) and three different fox species, Rueppel's sandfox (Vulpes rueppelli), sand fox (Vulpes pallida) and Fennec fox (Fennecus zerda). Tibesti-Jebel Uweinat montane xeric woodlands
  • Most bushy tail jirds welcome cage companions but they treat humans like part of their terrain to be explored.
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