Bioparc Valencia Has Baby Naked Mole Rats!
October 01, 2020
Baby Naked Mole Rats have been born at @Bioparc Valencia ! The naked mole rat (Heterocephalus glaber) is an exclusively underground rodent that lives in the subsoil of the arid zones of the so-called “Horn of Africa” (Somalia, Ethiopia, Eritrea and Djibouti). The permanent semi-darkness in which it lives has motivated a peculiar anatomy, reducing the size of its eyes and visual capacity. Their legs are very short and allow them to move quickly in tunnels, both forward and backward. The head is disproportionate, with tiny eyes and ears. Of particular note are the large and unique mobile incisors that separate and move independently and are used to excavate the hard earth and create a complex system of tunnels that can measure several kilometers in length.