Naked Mole Rat

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SCIENTIFIC NAME Heterocephalus glaber

RANGE Underground tunnels and burrows in eastern Africa

LOCATION IN THE ZOO Carruth Natural Encounters

COOL ANIMAL FACT Without hair or fur, they have a tough time keeping themselves comfortable. When cold, they reside in underground chambers close to the surface and when hot, they retreat to lower, cooler areas of the burrow. Colony members sleep together in a pile, which also helps them maintain their body temperature.


Carruth Natural Encounters