Damaraland mole rats and naked mole rats are the only known eusocial mammals. This means they behave like bees or ants by living in a colony with a single breeding female (the queen) and related, reproductively suppressed, workers and soldiers.
Scientific name: Cryptomys damarensis
Species range provided by WWF's Wildfinder.
The Damaraland mole rat can be found in a number of locations including: Africa. Find out more about these places and what else lives there.
The following habitats are found across the Damaraland mole rat distribution range. Find out more about these environments, what it takes to live there and what else inhabits them.
Discover what these behaviours are and how different plants and animals use them.
Additional data source: Animal Diversity Web
Population trend: Stable
Year assessed: 2008
Classified by: IUCN 3.1