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It’s All In The Family – The Naked Mole Rat

November 14, 2010

Throughout the history of natural science, zoologists have pottered around happily cataloguing and describing the varied groups of organisms that inhabit our planet. By looking at physical features, behaviour and now DNA analysis this form of taxonomy helps us to classify and clarify how everything we see around us fits into place. This process is relatively straight forward but nature has a habit of occasionally throwing something up in our faces that leads biologists walking away scratching their heads. The Naked Mole Rat is one such creature. (more…)