News tagged with female rats

The taming of the rat

If you worry about having a pet rat in case it bites you, then you can relax. Recent research has found that a domesticated strain of rat selectively bred for tameness never bites human handlers.

dateJul 06, 2016 in Plants & Animals
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Infanticide linked to wet-nursing in meerkats

Subordinate female meerkats who try to breed often lose their offspring to infanticide by the dominant female or are evicted from the group. These recently bereaved or ostracised mothers may then become wet-nurses for the ...

dateOct 07, 2013 in Plants & Animals
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In the Palace of the Naked Mole-Rat

Naked Mole-Rats are ugly, but also very interesting mammals. Now scientists want to find out, if the males influence the distribution of male and female progeny.

dateFeb 24, 2009 in
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