Long-eared jerboa: This tiny rodent was first caught on film in 2007. They live in parts of China and Mongolia, and it's believed that their ears help them cool off in the desert.

They may not be HUGE but they are unusual in shape and size: Jerboas are technically desert dwelling rodents who live primarily in Northern Africa and Asia, but let's face it- they might actually be the cutest animals in existence.

Ruma and Vali - mother and son. In their habitat in the forests of central Africa, chimpan...

Stunning photo series highlighting endangered animals

Ruma and Vali - mother and son. In their habitat in the forests central Africa.

How adorable! Not sure what kind of kitty this is, but it obviously has some wild animal in there. I was told by 3 nice ladies that it is a wild carical from Africa. Thanks ladies.

Meet the Caracals Do you love cats? If the answer is yes, you are going to fall in love with this cat species, Caracals, that are likely to be the cutest cat species ever! If the answer is no, these cats will change it and you& start liking cats!

The Addax (Desert Antelope) is a critically endangered antelope native to the…

Desert Antelopes, a highly threatened and beautiful group of animals, are a key part of Al Ain Wildlife Park & Resort’s (AWPR) conservation work. The year 2010 has seen a bumper harvest of young animals born in the zoo and.

This canine has freakin’ enormous ears and is unbearably adorable. But unlike a dog, the fennec fox doesn’t outgrows its oversized appendages—it uses them to survive. The giant satellite dishes on top of its head allow the fennec fox to hear tiny mammals and insects crawling around underground, which it can then dig out. It also helps the fox to cool off in the Sahara desert, since each ear is packed with blood vessels close to the surface to release body heat.

This canine has freakin’ enormous ears and is unbearably adorable. But unlike a dog, the fennec fox doesn’t outgrows its oversized appendages—it uses them to survive. The giant satellite dishes on top of its head allow the fennec fox to hear tiny mammals and insects crawling around underground, which it can then dig out. It also helps the fox to cool off in the Sahara desert, since each ear is packed with blood vessels close to the surface to release body heat.

Caracal / Desert Lynx.                                                                                                                                                      More

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The name caracal comes from the Turkish word ‘karakalak’ which means ‘a black ear.’ It is a medium-sized animal native to the deserts and savannahs of Africa, Central Asia, the Arabian Peninsula and the Caspian Sea coast.

They may not be HUGE but they are unusual in shape and size: Jerboas are technically desert dwelling rodents who live primarily in Northern Africa and Asia, but let's face it- they might actually be the cutest animals in existence.

They may not be HUGE but they are unusual in shape and size: Jerboas are technically desert dwelling rodents who live primarily in Northern Africa and Asia, but let's face it- they might actually be the cutest animals in existence. I LOVE Jerboas!

Arabian Oryx -- Due to hunting, the Arabian oryx was extinct in the wild by the early 1970s, but was saved in zoos and private preserves and reintroduced into the wild starting in 1980.  It is still vulnerable to extinction, but in Texas herds have been introduced so you can hunt these extremely rare animals (double thumbs down).

Arabian Oryx -- Due to hunting, the Arabian oryx was extinct in the wild by the early but was saved in private preserves and reintroduced into the wild starting in It is still vulnerable to extinctio

These odd, cute and quirky animals each have fascinating adaptations that allow them to live in some of the most inhospitable places on the planet.

17 animals amazingly adapted to thrive in deserts

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