Naked mole rats are unusual creatures – mostly hairless, partially blind, and able to communicate in their underground burrows using high-pitched chirps. But what has recently surprised researchers about the wrinkled rodents is the discovery that the sound of their chirps differs slightly from one colony to the next. In other words, naked mole rats speak in different dialects. Listen to hear about the importance of language to naked mole rat social groups, and learn how dialects help queen mole rats control their colonies.
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