It takes up to 75 years for a Saguaro to grow one side arm. Most grow ft high with a 10 foot girth and may live for more than 150 years. The desert they survive in has a mysterious beauty all of its own.
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. I LOVE Jerboas!