Naked mole rat
Shaped like tubular mice with a gnarly set of choppers, naked mole rats actually do have some fur. Whiskers on the face and tail aid in underground movements, while hairs between the toes help sweep soil. Their pink skin is nearly translucent, which suits their light-less lifestyle. The queen of a colony is the longest individual.
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