National Geographic : 1940 Oct
Mimi and Dipo Quickly Became Pals The kangaroo rat is one of the friendliest of animals and will not bite unless forcibly held in the hand. If two are allowed to gather food from the hand at the same time, a fight is bound to ensue and often a finger may be nipped by mistake. The Cup That Cheers Dipo IsFilled with Wheat This little night prowler ishanging onto the cup with itstiny forefeet. With its long hind legs and beady eyes the kangaroo rat seems well named. Despite its name, however, itisneither rat nor kangaroo, but arelative of the pocket gophers.