Are Naked Mole Rats Blind?
They live in the dark, but that doesn't mean they are blind.
CREDIT: Rochelle Buffenstein/City College of New York.
No. They live underground, but these hairless creatures have a keen, if limited, sense of sight.
And they don't like what they see, according to a report in the November 2006 Animal Behaviour. Light may suggest that a predator has broken into a tunnel, which could explain why subterranean diggers developed sight in the first place.
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