The Springhare (Pedetes capensis) is the only member of its family it is an eight pound south african rodent resembling a small kangaroo or rabbit. Generally they get around by hopping not unlike a kangaroo and they can leap up to 6 feet. They spends a good deal of their time standing up right and have a serious over bite even for a rodent. Their lifespan is generally about 15 years and they take 2 years to reach maturity. Springhare were threatened for a time but have recovered, they now can occasionally be found as exotic pets.