Naked Mole-rat Heterocephalus glaber

Despite their name, naked mole rats aren’t completely naked! They have a few short, touch-sensitive hairs that help them navigate underground burrows.

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ORIGIN:
East Africa

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HABITAT:
Grasslands

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HEIGHT/WEIGHT:
1-3 oz
Height: 5-7 in

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DIET:
Tubers and roots

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PREDATORS:
Snakes

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NATURAL DEFENSES:
Sharp teeth

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REPRODUCTION:
70-day gestation

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THREATS:
None

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LIFE EXPECTANCY:
20-30 yrs in human care

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