Kemp's spiny mouse

Kemp's spiny mouse

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Acomys kempi

Kemp's spiny mouse is a species of rodent in the family Muridae. It is found in Kenya, Somalia, and Tanzania. Its natural habitats are dry savanna and rocky areas. It is one of only two mammals, the other being Acomys percivali, which can shed its skin. In addition, it is known to be capable of completely regenerating damaged tissue, including hair follicles, skin, sweat glands, fur and cartilage.

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References

1. Kemp's spiny mouse Wikipedia article - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kemp's_spiny_mouse
2. Kemp's spiny mouse on The IUCN Red List site - https://www.iucnredlist.org/species/267/115048698

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