MAMMAL MONDAY # 53

MAMMAL MONDAY #53

Today we’re going to Southwest America today to meet a teeny tiny mammal! So grab your gear and let’s head out to make a new friend!

MEET THE HISPID COTTON RAT!

   Range/Habitat: Southwest United States-North South America/ mountains,

grassy

    Diet: Omnivore: grub, plants

    Length/Weight: 5-8”/ 3 5/8- 8 oz

    Conservation Status: common

 

 

Fun Facts:

  • Hispid Cotton Rats are active day and night
  • They have stiff, coarse fur.
  • Hispid Cotton Rats are solitary.
  • They dig burrows.
  • Hispid Cotton Rats make nests of grass and plants.
  • They are excellent swimmers.

Hispid cotton rats are adorable little members of the rodent family. What do you think? Are you a rodent fan?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Categories: adventure, Animals, Children, conservation, education, Environment, mammals, nature, science, wildlife | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

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One thought on “MAMMAL MONDAY # 53

  1. He looks like a gerbil!

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