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It’s the real-life inspiration for Pikachu and almost as cute! The very rare and mysterious long-eared jerboa of the Gobi desert has been caught on film for the first time!:

The long-eared jerboa, a tiny nocturnal mammal that is dwarfed by its enormous ears, can be found in deserts in Mongolia and China.

Zoological Society of London (ZSL) scientist Jonathan Baillie said the footage was helping researchers to learn more about the mysterious animal.

The species is classified as endangered on the IUCN Red list.

Videos of the long-tailed, giant-eared little fellas hopping about are on beyond adorable.

We want one!!!

[Thanks to Maclaine for the link.]


  1. “habitat disturbance”. Yeah, sadly, that must be read as, ‘humans like to use desert areas as use for military target practice and large industrial companies’ toxic waste dumps, just because not enough humans can live in the desert or care about it. :(