The naked male rat is possibly the most important animal you've never thought about before. It's also possibly the ugliest. This wrinkly rodent lives nearly its entire life underground in its native Africa, and there are plenty of amazing things the naked mole rat does other than look like a semi-deflated balloon.
Naked mole rats feel no pain, although that is not the only reason they play a vital part in today's medical research. Naked mole rats and cancer are mutually exclusive; these rodents don't get cancer, and they have plenty of other superpowers as well. Luckily, these bizarre but important creatures are not endangered, as they live in areas without much human activity.
These facts about the naked mole rat will teach you more than Kim Possible ever did. Read on and learn why naked mole rats are important and more than just literal freaks of nature.
Their Skin Makes Them Immune To Cancer
Naked Mole Rats Can Survive 18 Minutes Without Oxygen
These Freaks Of Nature Can Barely Feel Pain
Their DNA Can Repair Itself
Naked Mole Rats Have A Social Hierarchy Like Bees Do
The Queen Naked Mole Rat Bites And Bullies Members Of Her Colony