Damaraland Mole-rat * Vaalmol * Fukomys Damarensis

It is a burrowing rodent found in southern Africa. There are no external ears, and the blue-coloured eyes are tiny with thick eyelids. The incisor teeth are large and prominent, with flaps of skin behind them to prevent soil from falling into the throat while the animal is using them to dig.
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Mole Mol
Although named specifically for Damaraland, the mole-rats are found across much of southern Africa. They inhabit warm, semi-arid environments dominated by savannah scrubland or sandy grasslands. They are most commonly associated with the Kalahari.

Damaraland mole-rats are herbivorous, feeding solely on tubers, corms, and bulbs. Despite living in an entirely subterranean environment they are active primarily during the day.

Damaraland mole-rats live in networks of tunnels, which they dig with their front teeth. The tunnels may stretch for up to 1 km (0.62 mi).

(*) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Damaraland_mole-rat
(*) https://nationalzoo.si.edu/animals/damaraland-mole-rat
(*) https://www.ewt.org.za/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/15.-Damaraland-Mole-rat-Fukomys_damarensis_LC.pdf