ORD'S KANGAROO RAT
SCIENTIFIC NAME: Dipodomys ordii
HABITAT: Semi-arid grasslands of the Great Plains
CONSERVATION STATUS: Least Concern
This species is the most widespread of all kangaroo rats. They are nocturnal and come out of their burrows for about two hours each night to forage and explore. The burrows which are created in sandy or fine soil can vary in size from simple, with a single tunnel and entrance, to complex, with multiple cavities and entrances, depending on available space in the habitat and competition for burrow sites.