Naked mole rats
1. Naked mole rats can live for over 20 years, an age unprecedented in small rodents.

2. Unlike European moles, naked mole rats dig with their teeth and not with their claws.

3. Unlike most other mammals, naked mole rats can't maintain steady body temperature - they are essentially cold-blooded.

4. While is it true that naked mole rats do not have any fur, they are not completely hairless as their nose is covered in thick sensory whiskers.

5. Naked mole rats feed primarily on very large edible roots which can weigh as much as a thousand times the body weight of a typical mole rat. They also eat their own faeces!

6. The eyes of a naked mole rat are virtually useless and so the sensory whiskers on the nose and tail help them navigate dark underground tunnels. 

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