Order : Rodentia
Suborder : Sciurognathi
Family : Muridae
Subfamily : Cricetomyinae
Species : Cricetomys emini
The Giant rat is listed as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category, on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
Namings for the giant ratA young / baby of a giant rat is called a 'kitten, nestling, pinkie or pup'. The females are called 'doe' and males 'buck'. A giant rat group is called a 'colony, horde, pack, plague or swarm'.
CountriesBenin, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Congo, Democratic Republic of the, Congo, Republic of the, Cote d'Ivoire, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Kenya, Liberia, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, Togo and Uganda
Giant rat habitatsForest, Subtropical / Tropical Moist Lowland and Subtropical / Tropical Moist Montane
Facts about the giant rat
Giant Rats are fruity jelly shaped rats, gummy and tasty - just the thing to give your friends a fright!
He's made it so that the Giant Rats are actually giant!
The Malagasy giant rat is a large, rotund, rabbit-like rodent with conspicuous large ears .
These giant rats are actually nutria, which are aquatic members of the rodent family.
This giant rat is a professional grade stage prop made of latex rubber.
to import from some parts of Africa, captive bred giant rats are the majority of what is available . (Full text)
As they are now illegal to import from some parts of Africa, captive bred giant rats are the majority of what is available. (Full text)
Giant rats are slow moving and docile when not alerted. (Full text)
Web); Malagasy Giant Rat #2 (138 Kb JPEG) The Malagasy giant rat is a large, rotund, rabbit-like rodent with conspicuous large ears. (Full text)
Poncelet's giant rat is known only from the islands of Bougainville (Papua New Guinea) and Choiseul (Solomon Islands). (Full text)
The Fossorial Giant Rat is rare to see in the wild. (Full text)
The South American Giant Rat is the largest living rat. (Full text)
It is midnight, there are distant bangs and surprisingly the giant rats are eating away at some other soldiers' boots. (Full text)
The head and body length of the adult Giant Rat is around 2. (Full text)More animals beginning with G