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African Pouched RatKali aged 6 weeks
Kali's vital statistics
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Species: African Pouched Rat (Cricetomys gambianus)

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Meet the rats


Babu and Ambaa


Kali was a dominant and willful rat who never became fully tame. She was ill for much of her short life and died of a heart condition in March 2005.



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Ambaa was a very shy and gentle female rat with a very sweet nature. She died of peritonitis following surgery to remove a blockage in her gut. Babu, Ambaa’s mate, damaged his back when he was six months old. He died six months later of complications.



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Jaali was mostly loving, friendly and trusting.
He did go through an unpredictable stage
but settled down again. He developed
tumours and had to be put to sleep.

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