Connor lalonde naked mole rat

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Connor lalonde naked mole rat

  1. 1. Naked Mole Rat Connor Lalonde Grade 6 Fesseden school
  2. 2. <ul><li>Kingdom: Animalia </li></ul><ul><li>Phylum: Chordata </li></ul><ul><li>Class: Mammalia </li></ul><ul><li>Order: Rodentia </li></ul><ul><li>Family: Bathyergidae </li></ul><ul><li>Subfamily: Heterocephalinae </li></ul><ul><li>Genus: Heterocephalus </li></ul>Scientific classification
  3. 3. Appearance <ul><li>8-10cm long </li></ul><ul><li>Weighs 30-35g </li></ul><ul><li>Poor vision- nearly blind </li></ul><ul><li>Short thin legs </li></ul><ul><li>Large buck teeth </li></ul><ul><li>Wrinkled pink or yellow skin </li></ul><ul><li>Almost bald </li></ul>
  4. 4. Habitat <ul><li>Dry tropical grass land of east africa </li></ul><ul><li>Ethopia, kenya, somalia </li></ul><ul><li>They burrow about 2-4 miles </li></ul><ul><li>75-85 rats in each tunnle </li></ul>
  5. 5. Life cycle <ul><li>Sexually mature at 1 year </li></ul><ul><li>Litter of pups 12-15 </li></ul><ul><li>Queen nurses them for 1 month </li></ul><ul><li>Queen lives 13-18 years </li></ul><ul><li>Naked mole rats are the longest living member in the rodent family </li></ul>
  6. 6. Diet <ul><li>Large tubers that are 1000x </li></ul><ul><li>They eat their own feces </li></ul><ul><li>Eat inside tubers so the inside regrows </li></ul>
  7. 7. Predators <ul><li>The only predator to the naked mole rat is the Rufous snake. </li></ul>
  8. 8. How my species contributes to diversity of life <ul><li>Naked mole rats are highly resistant to cancer and may be able to help scientist cure cancer. </li></ul>
  9. 9. How humans impact their natural environment <ul><li>Humans have no negative impact on the naked mole rat. The naked mole rats are no where close to any city's or towns and are far away enough from humans. so there not bothered </li></ul>
  10. 10. How we can help <ul><li>We can help this spices survive by not keeping the naked mole rats as pets </li></ul><ul><li>Stop testing then in research labs </li></ul>
  11. 11. Interesting facts <ul><li>They are the longest living member of the rodent family </li></ul><ul><li>Might cure cancer some day </li></ul><ul><li>Not moles or rats but a relative of the hedgehog </li></ul><ul><li>The only true social animals </li></ul>
  12. 12. Internet references <ul><li>http://kids.nationalgeographic.com </li></ul><ul><li>www.wikipedia.com </li></ul>

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