Naked Mole-Rat

Teeth as Tools: Digging tunnels, gnawing roots, and defending against intruders are all functions of the naked mole-rat’s enormous incisors.

Latin name: Heterocephalus glaber Where: World of the Insect Length: 3 to 4 in Weight: 1 to 2 oz Lifespan: Up to 30 yrs Habitat: Savannah Diet: Roots and tubers a close-up of a white helmet Range: Eastern Africa

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World of the Insect