TITLE

Gerbil

PUB. DATE
January 2009
SOURCE
World Book Science Dataset;1/1/2009, p1
SOURCE TYPE
Encyclopedia
DOC. TYPE
Reference Entry
ABSTRACT
Gerbil, any of various small rodents native to Africa and Asia. There are many species, including the Mongolian gerbil, which is native to Asia. This gerbil is used as a laboratory animal and is a popular pet. It is up to five inches (13 cm) long, excluding the tail. The Mongolian gerbil has light brown, black-tipped guard hairs and gray underfur. It eats vegetable material, such as seeds, and drinks little water.
ACCESSION #
37309562

 

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