Category: "Other Rat Species"

Scientists probe obesity of Hyderabad rats

February 22nd, 2005

NDTV reports that a colony of rats with a genetic predisposition to obesity has been found in the Indian city of Hyderbad.

These 'sumo rats' are four times the weight of normal rats, weighing up to 1.4 kg.

Rats 'Healthier' on Organic Diet

February 22nd, 2005

A team of scientists found rats fed on organic food were slimmer, slept better and had stronger immune systems than others fed on conventionally-grown produce. Read more at Scotsman.com.

Snap Attack on Island Rats

February 2nd, 2005

The old saying “know your enemy” is as equally true for rodents as it is for Roman Legions. It is with this advice in mind that Department of Conservation Ranger Emily King will set out to undertake a survey to determine what type of rodent (rats and mice) species exist in the Eastern Bay of Islands.

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