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G r e a t J e r b o a

The great jerboa has five toes on each hind foot. Great jerboas feed on seeds and insects, which they find by combing through the sand with the long slender claws on their front feet. They are nocturnal, spending the day in burrows. They also hibernate in the winter. Great jerboas live in Russia and China.