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INTRODUCTION
- The adaptive features of the Giant Rat

The Giant African rat, also known as the Gambian pouched rat, is one of Africa's largest rodents. Two species have being identified: Cricetomys gambianus, which lives chiefly in savannas and around the edges of forests and human settlements; and Cricetomys  emini, which occurs mainly in rainforests. They can be found in a variety of habitats ranging from arid areas to temperate areas, but they need some kind of shelter to survive. They are not usually encountered in completely open areas but are usually subterranean occupying holes and burrows.


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