In west Asia southwestward and across northern Africa there is an animal called the jerboa. The jerboa is 2 to 6 inches long and can jump 10 feet in length and weighs a few ounces. It eats plants and it may never drink water in its lifetime It is the jerboa.The jerboas body is moused shaped covered with long silky soft fur generally dark sandy colored on upper parts and lighter colored on lower parts. They way a few ounces. They are two to six inches long. Nose is strong adapted for tunneling burrows for refuge. They have big round eyes adapted for nocturnal activity. Teeth are curved and grooved. They have chisel like incisors and strong molars so they can eat the tough plant materials of arid lands. Their hind legs are typically four times longer than their front legs. The back legs are for prodigious leaps up to six to seven feet in height and perhaps ten feet in length. Their hind feet are with central bones fused for added strength and in support in leaping. Their tail is usually longer than their head and body and its used for support and balance when standing.The jerboas live in west Asia southwestward across northern Africa. They live in cold and warm deserts such as the gobi desert which temperatures may fall to near zero during the cold of winter and the sahara desert which temperatures may rise to more than 130 degrees fair and height in the heat of the summer. After the rains there plenty of fresh green leaves for the jerboa to eat. But after the plants dry up these become more scarce so the jerbas dig up the roots in which the plants store water and eat the roots instead. They also eat insects such as beetles, ladybugs, dragonflies. Grasshoppers, flies and fireflies.In west asia southward and across northern Africa there is an animal. It is 2 to 6 inches long and can jump 10 feet in length and it eats plants and may never actually drink water in its lifetime it is the jerboa.