Guess what I am. I'll give you a hint: I'm
not a rabbit, and I'm not a kangaro....
This animal is very rare as there are only 66 known in captivity in
the world (according to the International Studbook published by the
Chicago Zoological Society). They are native to Kenya where they are
hunted by the natives for food. They are a desert animal and do not
require water. They get all the moisture they need from the food they
eat. The look like a cross between a rabbit and a kangaroo. Full grown
they weigh about 8 pounds. They are actually part of the rodent family
but only have 1 young at a time. Their gestation period is between 78
- 82 days. They are very active at night time and love to dig. they
can jump 10 -25 feet in a single leap. These adorable animals are gentle
and loving pets. They are very clean, do not shed and have no odor.