Friend or Foe? Naked Mole Rats Can Tell By A Unique Squeak

Naked mole rats are very communicative creatures, they quietly chirp, squeak, twitter or even grunt to one another. The scientists wanted to find out whether these vocalizations have a social function for the animals – and found that each colony has its own dialect that promotes social cohesion.

A new study shows that naked mole rats speak with distinct dialects that appear to be learned — and reveal what group they belong to.

(Image credit: Felix Petermann, MDC)

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