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Nudist colony: Naked Mull to get a webcam around the clock at the Smithsonian's National Zoo



WASHINGTON – They are naked, uninhibited and almost blind, but that does not stop a colony of 17 Naked Rat rats from conquering the Internet at the Smithsonian National Zoo.

The zoo announced that its latest round of guests will be open to the public from September 1st in a brand new enclosure designed to give visitors a glimpse behind the scenes of the mole's life. One day before their big debut, the rodents can be seen on a brand new high definition webcam.

The Smithsonian said in a statement that the new exhibition is intended to mimic the way in which moles would build a construction in their natural habitat. It has 25-meter-long tunnels where you can patrol, eat, sleep, and do all the things that nudibles do in their daily routine. A system of 1

6 tunnels meanders horizontally and vertically through the habitat, much like moles set up their burrows in the wilderness of their native Africa.

Visitors will get a glimpse of how janitors look to preserve the specifics the moles need to thrive. The heaters and humidifiers, which maintain the atmosphere in the tunnels between 80 and 90 degrees with 40 to 70 percent humidity, are displayed on the back of the exhibit. The behind-the-scenes tunnels are clear to show people how to make nudibles rats almost blind with their sense of smell, whiskers and sensitivity to vibration.

Keepers hope that once the colony settles down, they will choose a queen – the only breeding bitch in the group – and begin to expand their colony. The rest of the mole rats in the colony will be workers.

Aside from the queen, mole races are so similar that the zoo microchips the animals so that janitors can tell them apart. A tunnel section has a chip reader that transmits information about the last molar that has passed through the sensor to a monitor near the exhibit. If no one has passed the sensor lately, the screen displays facts about the nudibranch.

"There is plenty of room and opportunity for this colony to grow," said Steve Sarro, curator for small mammals. "And we hope that's what happens, so if you visit several times, you'll see how the colony changes over time."

The Naked Rat rats will be visible in the zoo on a small scale Animal House every day. The house is open from 9am to 6pm. The Nacktmull webcam will broadcast live footage from the colony 24 hours a day


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