The tiny kangaroo rat found in the south western deserts of the united states does not drink water in its entire life. Kangaroo rats are an important part of desert life. They are often eaten by other animal for the water in their bodies.
The rats can run very fast, covering 6 meters in one second, Because of their long powerful legs and the strong tail which resemble those of the kangaroo they are called the kangaroo rats. They grow to about 38 cm long, including a tail of 20cm.