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Rare Kangaroo Rat Discovered on PVP   

Tipton Kangaroo Rat

In early July 2017, Carolyn Belli and a team from the Urban Rivers Institute were walking the Preserve when one of them happened to spot this tiny creature.  

It was  a Tipton Kangaroo Rat, never seen on Panorama Vista before.

This is a significant discovery as the Tipton Kangaroo Rat is an endangered species.   The Tipton K-Rat weighs in at 1-2 ounces and lives primarily on seeds.  (There are two other species of kangaroo rats known in the southern San Joaquin Valley but neither are in the endangered category.)





July 18, 2017