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Naked Mole Rat
Did you know?

Mole rats have a colony structure that includes 1 breeding pair, workers, and non-workers that protect the female!

Sponsors
Ainslie Brosig - for years of dedicated service to the Erie Zoo
April 2020 : Kerry DeMarco
June 2020 : Amy & Ann Brown
September 2020 : Chase Merriman; Bill & Judy Thomas
December 2020 : Susanne Kuligowski
March 2021 : The DeMarco Family
Habitat
Underground arid regions of Somalia, Ethiopia and Kenya in Africa
Size
3-4 inches long
Weight
1 ounce
Lifespan
Up to 10 years
Diet
roots and vegetation
Reproduction
3-15 babies after a 70 day gestation
Conservation Status
Least Concern
Threats
There are no immediate threats to this species