5 Fun Facts about the Naked Mole-Rat:
1. Naked mole-rats can live up to 30 years.
2. A colony contains up to 300 naked mole-rats!
3. They have a social system like bees – the queen is the only female reproducing in the colony.
4. She can have 900+ pups in a lifetime!
5. Because the queen’s milk has high water content, she needs to produce 58% of her body weight in milk daily to feed her pups.
Learn more with experts from Smithsonian’s National Zoo & Smithsonian Environmental Research Center via Smithsonian Science.