Sunday, May 10, 2009


My parents are coming to Champaign today. Hopefully that will go alright.



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.

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