Naked Mole Rats
Welcome to the world of the naked mole rat! Many readers may never have heard of this nocturnal creature. As a burrowing, eusocial mammal, the naked mole rat spends its time in the dry lands of eastern Africa. A chapter on the naked mole rat's body discusses its size, appearance, and special features, including its nearly hairless body, tiny ears and eyes, wrinkly, loose skin, and huge incisors. Other chapters cover its diet, life cycle, and habitat, including a map. The naked mole rat's colony organization, including the queen, soldiers, and workers, is also explained. Predators are introduced, along with threats to the naked mole rat's environment and conservation efforts that are in place. Every book in the Nocturnal Animals series includes sidebars on scientific classification, the special features of the nocturnal eye, and the difference between nocturnal, diurnal, and crepuscular animals. Full-color photographs will draw in the reader while showing off the naked mole rat's unique characteristics. Glossary words in bold, phonetic spellings, and an index supplement this easy-to-read text. Checkerboard Library is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.
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