MALAGASY GIANT RAT

Hypogeomys antimena

It is the biggest species of rodent of Madagascar

 

WEIGHT : 1 to 1,5 kg

FOOD : fruits, leaves

THREATS : deforestation (logging, slash and burn agriculture, cattle pasture), aridification (climatic change), predation (introduction of species)

RED LIST : Critically endangered

MORE INFO :
Family : Nesomyidae
Habits : pairs
Gestation : 102 to 138 days
Litter : 1 to 2 babies
Longevity : 6 to 7 years