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Below are just some of our mammals here at The 6 Day Zoo.
For more information about our additional animals, please contact us.
Egyptian Spiny Mouse
Native to Africa, north of the Sahara Desert // Lives in burrows and rock crevices // Unusally stiff guard hairs on back called "spines" // Primarily nocturnal
African Pygmy Hedgehog
Has 5,000-7,000 non-removeable spines // Rolls itself into a tight ball when frightened // Is an insectivore and is nocturnal by nature // Relies primarily on its senses of hearing and smell, with poor eyesight
Also called a Short-tailed Opossum // A marsupial with no pouch // Has a prehensile tail from which it can hang and can carry items with // Is an insectivore with 50 teeth // Has opposable thumbs on hind feet
Also called a Brown Rat // One of the top ten smartest animals on the planet // Can be found on all the continents except Antarctica // Lives in large hierarchical packs called "mischiefs" // Uses its tail for balance and regulating body temperature
Native to the Andes Mountains in Chile // Lives in large colonies of up to 100 chinchillas // Found at high altitudes of up to 15,000 feet // Lacks the ability to sweat // Is capable of jumping 6 feet high // Nearly extinct in the wild as a result of being hunted for their fur
Not rodents, but of the order Lagomorpha // Baby rabbits are called "kits", not bunnies // Lives underground in burrows // Is crepuscular, or most active at dawn and dusk // Male rabbits are called "bucks" and females are called "does"
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