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'Saber-Toothed' Mole Rats Have a Cuddle at the Zoo

A zoo in Washington has shared footage of a group of mole rats in what keepers described as a “cuddle puddle.”

“Resembling saber-toothed fuzzy potatoes, these rodents use their long incisors to gnaw through soil, digging elaborate tunnels,” the zoo said, adding that the animals spend “nearly their entire lives underground, communicating using squeaks and growls.” Credit: Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium via Storyful

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