naked mole rat


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  • Location: Smithsonian National Zoological Park, Washington, DC, USA
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  • Info: Live streaming webcan showing naked molerats at the Smithsonian National Zoological Park. Watch these active rodents as they move around thier home which has 16 chambers and nearly 25 feet of winding tunnels.

    Naked mole-rats are pink, nearly hairless subterranean burrowing rodents, native to parts of East Africa. In the wild, the tunnels of one colony can be up to 4kms long. They live in colonies of up to 300 individuals with a dominant female or queen. Their biggest predator is a snake and they will guard the tunnel entrance and fight to stop one entering the burrow and harming the queen.