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New at the zoo: naked mole rats, bush dogs

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The Little Rock Zoo has announced that some recent newborns are old enough to be on display — four naked mole rats and five bush dogs. According to the zoo, the mole rats, found only in parts of East Africa, organize themselves around a queen, who is the only female mole rat allowed to breed. The queen picks among a variety of choices; if a male not selected tries to breed with her, she typically kills him. Baby naked mole rats are born no larger than the size of a fingernail. Bush dogs, typically found in Central and South America, are relatives of the maned wolf. They look sort of like foxes with short tails and small grizzly bear faces.

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