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Land and Resources, Vegetation and Animal Life

hyrax, mole rat, tamarisk, ibex, ilex

Because much of Jordan consists of desert and steppe, plant life is not abundant. Grassland and wooded areas are found in the Jabal Ajlun district between Amman and the Syrian border. In these regions the trees include willow, oleander and tamarisk along the lower Jordan River valley and also ilex, olive, Aleppo pine, and palm. Wildlife includes the hyena, hyrax, gazelle, ibex, fox, partridge, mongoose, and mole rat; birds are also well-represented.



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hyrax, mole rat, tamarisk, ibex, ilex, oleander, steppe, hyena, gazelle, mongoose, partridge, plant life, Amman, olive, birds, fox

 
 

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