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Meadow Jumping Mice Recovery Project

Lincoln Park Zoo is partnering with the Lake County Forest Preserve District to restore the meadow jumping mouse, an important grasslands species, to northern Illinois.
Meadow Jumping Mice Recovery Project

About Meadow Jumping Mice

About Meadow Jumping Mice

About Meadow Jumping Mice

The meadow jumping mouse (Zapus hudsonius intermedius) is a small, primarily nocturnal rodent that inhabits grassland-dominated habitats, typically close to water. Its large hindfeet and long tail enable it to move with a large bounding motion to escape predators.

Species like meadow jumping mice play an important role in the grassland ecosystem by dispersing seeds of native plants. The meadow jumping mouse is active from mid-to-late April into October, hibernating much of the year.

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