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Caracal / Desert Lynx (Caracal caracal)

The caracal, unique cat with tall tufted ears. 20 different muscles in those ears help it find its prey while the sensitive tufts of fur further help to pinpoint its prey. The Caracal is able to snatch a bird in flight, sometimes more than one at a time.

Long-eared jerboa: This tiny rodent was first caught on film in 2007. They live in parts of China and Mongolia, and it's believed that their ears help them cool off in the desert.

They may not be HUGE but they are unusual in shape and size: Jerboas are technically desert dwelling rodents who live primarily in Northern Africa and Asia, but let's face it- they might actually be the cutest animals in existence.