Cape short-eared gerbil

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Cape short-eared gerbil

Order : Rodentia
Suborder : Sciurognathi
Family : Muridae
Subfamily : Gerbillinae
Species : Desmodillus auricularis


The Cape short-eared gerbil is listed as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category, on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species

Namings for the Cape shorteared gerbil
A young / baby of a Cape shorteared gerbil is called a 'pup'. The females are called 'doe' and males 'buck'. A Cape shorteared gerbil group is called a 'horde'.
Cape short-eared gerbil habitats
Desert, Hot Desert and Temperate Desert
Some facts about the
Cape short-eared gerbil

Adult weight : 0.055 kg (0.121 lbs)

Maximum longevity : 6 years

Gestation : 29 days

Weaning : 33 days

Litter size : 3

Weight at birth : 0.003 kg (0.0066 lbs)

Body mass : 0.072 kg (0.1584 lbs)

Temperature : 35.85 °C (96.53 °F)

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