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Kangaroo rat rediscovered

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A kangaroo rat was rediscovered earlier this week in Baja California, Mexico after experts believed the species was extinct.

It has been 32 years since this species has been seen.

The kangaroo rat has a dark spot at the end of the tail and it lives in dry climates.

The species gets its name from its long legs.

The legs help the rat make long bounces like a kangaroo.

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