|Zoological name :||Meriones hurrianae|
|Found In :||Hingo and Corbett National Park in India|
Physical appearance : Jirds are gray brown in colour. They are 12 14 cm long. They have short ears and their tail is approximately 10- 15 cm long. They have long black claws and yellow incisors.
Presence in India : Jirds are mainly found in the Rajasthan and Gujrat. It can also be spotted in the Hingo and Corbett National Park.
Habitat : Jirds prefer desert and barren areas to live. They are mostly found in the sand dunes.
Diet : Jirds mainly feed on seeds, roots, nuts, grasses and insects.
Conservation status : Least concern
Lifespan : The average lifespan of the Jirds is about 4 years.