Have You Met the Negev's 'Jumping Rat?' Too Late, It Doesn't Live Here Anymore

A two year-survey of a vast tract of the Negev failed to find a single one of these jerboa, and its not the only species whose habitat is threatened.

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For two years, students and experts in nature protection have been searching the ecologically valuable loess plains of the northern Negev at night for one of its rare denizens — the great jerboa. But this...