Friday, 16 July 2021 12:19

Exploring the world of the Ord's Kangaroo Rat - a conversation with AEP biologist Sandi Robertson

Written by Michael Short
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The Ord's Kangaroo Rat - an endangered species in Alberta The Ord's Kangaroo Rat - an endangered species in Alberta Michael Short, Let's Go Outdoors

In this video, we explore the world of the Ord's Kangaroo Rat. The kangaroo rat is not a direct relative of the invasive brown or "Norway" rat and doesn't spread disease or harm crops. These nocturnal rodents live in open arid landscapes that have minimal potential for farming.

As we will hear from Alberta Environment and Parks biologist Sandi Robertson, this small mammal is on the endangered species list. Strides are being made by AEP biologists to create new habitat in the southeastern part of Alberta, which will help to stabilize and even grow the population of these incredible little animals.


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