African Grass Rat, Arvicanthis niloticus

The African grass rat (Arvicanthis niloticus) can be found in the sudano-zambesian Savanna belt and the Sahel. Its range includes Benin, Burundi, Chad, the Ivory Coast, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Niger, Kenya, Gambia, Ethiopia, Zambia, Uganda, and many other areas. It can also be found in Egypt, Yemen, and Algeria. This rat will live in dry, savannah areas as well as subtropical and tropical areas like, arable land, pasturelands, irrigated land, urban areas, and rural gardens. Although the African grass rat has a large range and is not endangered, little is known about its habits and life.

Image Caption: Arvicanthis niloticus (Prague Zoo). Credit: Bodlina/Wikipedia(CC BY 3.0)