1st January 2013
The Ethiopian African mole rat (Tachyoryctes macrocephalus) is possibly the goofiest looking animal I have ever posted. They are burrowers, and a solitary rat can inhabit 50 m of tunnel space. As its teeth would suggest, it gnaws on plant material—especially roots—and also uses these teeth to dig its burrows.
Photo © Arthur Tiutenko The Ethiopian African mole rat (Tachyoryctes macrocephalus) is possibly the goofiest looking animal I have ever posted. They are burrowers, and a solitary rat can inhabit 50 m of tunnel space. As its teeth would suggest, it gnaws on plant material—especially roots—and also uses these teeth to dig its burrows.
Photo © Arthur Tiutenko

The Ethiopian African mole rat (Tachyoryctes macrocephalus) is possibly the goofiest looking animal I have ever posted. They are burrowers, and a solitary rat can inhabit 50 m of tunnel space. As its teeth would suggest, it gnaws on plant material—especially roots—and also uses these teeth to dig its burrows.

Photo © Arthur Tiutenko

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I am Ashley, an incredibly introverted environmental enthusiast.
I'm studying to be a marine biologist.
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