Social Interaction observation of African giant pouched rats, Cricetomys ansorgei.
The entire size of the social interaction apparatus is about 2 m x 1.25 m and about 60 cm tall. It is made of metal. This divided multi-chamber allows safe interaction between individual. Pouched rats may climb up or down the gratings but they can't really get to each other more than a swipe or a little nip on the nose. These observations were made while I was in Tanzania for #DispatchesDNLee field season1.
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DNLee is a biologist and she studies animal behavior, mammalogy, and ecology . She uses social media, informal experiential science experiences, and draws from hip hop culture to share science with general audiences, particularly under-served groups.