Thirsty Jerboa Receives Precious Cup Of Water From Man When She Is Desperate In Desert

Water is the vital element that keeps us alive, so nothing is more precious than a sip of water when you’re dying for it. Though we often take water for granted and unconsciously waste it, many people and other species out there struggle to find a drop of water. Once they are extremely thirsty, they are willing to risk their lives to face dangers in search of some liquid.
Animals living in deserts are amazing when they are able to acclimate to the roasting temperature and scorching sunshine. However, that doesn’t mean they don’t feel thirsty and crave water all the time. Let’s see how a thirsty jerboa receives what she needs most from a kind human in the clip below!
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This video was shared by a TikTok user called k8m14 when he had an unexpected encounter with a jerboa. He met this tiny, hopping rodent in a boiling hot desert of the Middle East. The TikToker gave the poor animal a cup of water to ease her thirst.

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While the terrifying temperature of 107 degrees Fahrenheit is unbearable for most of us, some species, including the jerboa, have magically adapted to the hot climate and lack of water. Jerboas often appear in the arid regions of North Africa and Asia, and they manage to hydrate themselves through the food they eat. Thus, the jerboa in the clip might have tasted fresh water for the first time in her life. 

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According to Jay Sharp of DesertUSA, “Foraging primarily at night, the jerboa eats plants, seeds, and insects, depending on its food to meet its need for water.” These animals learn to extract as much moisture as possible from their food, so they may never be in danger without a single sip of free water.

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That said, if they’re offered a tempting cup of water, they will never refuse. It must be one of the most precious experiences of their lives, so they are certainly grateful for that. 

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What do you think about the tiny rodent in the clip? Have you ever helped an animal in need? We’d love to know your thoughts and stories in the comment segment below, and please check out other posts on our site for more fascinating threads!
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