rodents facts Selected as the most interesting among animals related questions in Animals quiz In South America, what is the typical reason for breeding guinea pigs?Food. Guinea Pig is traditional food in the Andes. Peruvians consume an estimated 65 million guinea pigs each year. Since the 1960s, efforts have been made to increase consumption of the animal outside South America.Created by: Kasiaanimals of South America facts » What makes naked mole-rats interesting to scientists?Longevity and cancer resistance. Naked mole-rats are the most long-living rodents. They are known to live up to 31 years. Until 2016, when 2 cancer sick animals were found, they had been believed to be fully cancer resistant. Their immunological system evolved an additional cancer cell discovery feature that does exist among other animal species.Created by: smyrumedicine facts » Which animal has orange teeth?Nutria is easily recognizable due to its large orange teeth. Originally native to subtropical and temperate South America, it has since been introduced to North America, Europe, Asia, and Africa, primarily by fur ranchers.Created by: globalquiz.orgteeth facts » Where do guinea pigs come from?The Andes. Guinea pigs are neither pigs nor from Guinea. The origin of its common name is unclear, it may be a re-analysis of "Guyana", though they originate from the Andes and not Guyana.Created by: Kasiazoogeography facts » Which trait makes naked mole rat a subject of intensive scientific studies?Longevity and resistance to cancer. The lifespan of naked mole rat is around 30years, while other rodents rarely live longer than few years. Until recently it was believed that they are entirely resistant to cancer, however in 2016 cancer was found in two individuals. Studies have revealed that immune system of naked mole rats has an additional mechanism to identify cancerous cells.Created by: lanusienkazoology facts » Who is this rodent?Hamster. Most rodents have a tail, varying in shape and size. Usually it is long. Sometimes there is a catch tail, as in a commoner. Covering the tail of the fur can be lush - rodents living on trees usually have a fluffy tail - it can also be completely bald. Sometimes it serves communication. The beaver strikes the water and the rats are rattled to make an alarm. In some species there is only a residual tail or they do not have it at all. The Syrian hamster has a short tail that does not even reach 1 cm.Created by: Katarzyna Dąbrowskapets facts » Play animals quiz and see all the questions.