Naked Mole Rat Heterocephalus glaber

Habitat

The naked mole rat is a burrowing rodent native to drier parts of tropical grasslands.

Diet in the wild

Root tubers

Diet at the Zoo

Fruits and vegetables

Fascinating Facts

  • Live in colonies ranging from 20 to 300 members
  • Each room in the colony has a specific purpose including waste disposal, raising young and eating
  • Queens in the wild give birth to 50 pups in one year
  • Blind from the time they are born

  • Visitors in 2016
    Visitors in 2016

    234,000

  • CAMPERS IN 2016
    CAMPERS IN 2016

    2,600

  • CREATURES CARED FOR
    CREATURES CARED FOR

    400