Sunday, November 18, 2007

Invasion of the Naked Mole Rats

Riverbanks Zoo has a dozen new residents. Twelve naked mole rats from the Roger Williams Zoo in Rhode Island. I've seen Naked Mole Rats at the National Zoo in Washington before, and they were running fast through the tunnels in the small mammal house.

These are very strange looking rodent-mammals that are found in the sub-Sahara of Africa (that's the part of Africa that's south of the Sahara Desert).

Mole Rats have been made popular bythe show Kim Possible. That's on Disney Channel. Click here to watch a video of the Naked Mole Rat Rap.

And guess what? Nature is doing a program tonight all about ugly animals like the naked mole rat. Watch a video here.

Naked Mole Rats are very famous now! Stop by Riverbanks and check out them out. Let me know what you think-- cute or funny looking?