Meet the 'sabre-toothed sausage'

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The naked mole rat is one of the world's strangest mammals.

Found in East Africa, the small rodents have been compared to insects. They live in huge colonies, with a single female - the queen - that breeds with just one or two males. The other mole rats work on maintaining and defending the underground burrows.

The bizarre-looking creatures are also perfectly adapted for living underground, as Dr Chris Faulkes from Queen Mary, University of London explains.

READ MORE: Inside the naked mole rat lab

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