Heading to the Moon?
Did we get you? We are not heading to the moon, but we are meeting animal named the moonrat today. Let’s learn more about this animal with the funny name.
Moonrat Fun Facts:
- Moonrats are not rodents, but actually relatives of the hedgehog.
- These insectivores are found in Southeast Asia and spend their nights foraging for food.
- They have mostly white faces and grey bodies, but some individuals are all white.
- They can grow to be up to 16 inches long.
- Fossils similar to the moonrat were found to be 16 million years old.
- Moonrats produce a strong ammonia scent when threatened and when marking their territory.
- They are solitary and highly territorial.
- Moonrats are listed as Least Concern by the IUCN.