This episode is dedicated to an animal who doesn’t need a fur coat, since it spends most of its life underground. Naked mole-rats are found in East Africa’s deserts—and while these special “beauties” might not win any pageants, they are fascinating! In this episode, hosts Rick and Ebone explore the naked mole-rat’s status in nature, unique behaviors, and social structure. We’ll also hear from a young listener who will help us dig up the most interesting facts about these pink, wrinkly rodents.
In partnership with iHeart Media, San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance is excited to share its new weekly podcast series, Amazing Wildlife!
Episode 15 - Naked Mole-Rat: Bearing It All >> LISTEN BELOW
Amazing Wildlife provides you with a behind-the-scenes look inside the San Diego Zoo and San Diego Zoo Safari Park, so you gain insights on rare species and explore the ongoing conservation efforts to save endangered wildlife, no matter how big or small. Join us as your hosts Rick Schwartz and Ebone Monet also transport you around the globe to highlight San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance’s collaborative efforts with local communities to drive positive change for the future of animals and plants. Through one-of-a-kind stories, you’ll hear what it takes to create a healthy next chapter for not only wildlife, but also for the people who share their habitats.