‘It’s a subterranean dynasty ruled by a queen who, like her subjects, looks like a four-legged penis with a tail and buck teeth’*
Here’s the animal in question, the naked mole rat:
Here’s the super cute and perky Disney version from the cartoon series Kim Possible.
In my search for mole rats on the web I came across this rather sweet piccy I just had to share with you. A mole rat in the land of juicy chocolate turnips. Awww.... I lubs it :D
That concludes my posts containing extracts from this particular issue of Nature Australia (highly recommended reading).
* Pollard, Simon D., ‘Queens of the Desert’, Nature Australia, Spring 2004, page 72