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Desert Jird

The Desert Jird is a species of Jird found mainly in the Thar Desert in India. These species are mainly found in Rajasthan and Gujarat. These are also found in Corbett National Park. They belong to the Muridae family.
The Desert Jird has a grey brown coat with yellowish grey belly. The distinguishing characteristic feature of the desert jird is its short ears, long black claws and orange incisors. They are around 12- 14 cm long and their tail varies from 10- 15 cm in length.

The desert jird have another unusual feature, i.e. they have the ability to store water and release the water within whenever required.
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