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The cold hearted, unfeeling, Naked Mole-Rat

The naked mole-rat (Heterocephalus glaber), also known as the sand puppy, or desert mole-rat is a burrowing rodent native to parts of East Africa. It's unique among mammals in that they are cold-blooded, they can't feel pain, and it's one of only two mammal species that lives in an insect like eusociality with a single breeding female queen presiding over an entire colony made up of all members of the same family.



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It may be ugly but it's a dang interesting creature.Collapse )
Tags: mole rat, rodent
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