How to care for naked mole-rats

Naked mole-rats can live for more than 30 years. One reason is that they almost never die from cancer. They are warm as they live underground in Africa, so warm they are cold-blooded! They cannot regulate their own temperature so need to be kept warm in the lab. They live in large underground colonies dominated by one breeding queen. This creates a few challenges for keeping naked mole-rats for research. More from Dr Ewan St. John Smith here:


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