The Great Gerbil is native to Central Asia. As its name indicates, it is larger than other gerbils.
The distinctive, black-tipped, orange tail
They live in extensive, communal burrow systems.
This one moved her nest across the road, carrying her babies one by one.
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Sasha's photos of Great Gerbil
Gerbil/ Mongolian Jird