An eastern chipmunk (Tamias striatus fisheri) at the New York State Zoo.
A juvenile muskrat (Ondatra zibethicus) at the Wildlife Rehabilitation Center of Minnesota.
Desert shrew (Notiosorex crawfordi) from a private collection.
Desert pocket mouse (Chaetodipus penicillatus) in the black phase from Greenlee County, AZ. This species lives on dark lava flows and its fur matches its habitat well.
Arizona pocket mouse (Perognathus amplus) collected in Apache County, AZ.
A five-striped palm squirrel (Funambulus pennantii) at the Moscow Zoo.
A plains pocket gopher (Geomys bursarius major) at the WildCare Foundation.
A northern short-tailed shrew (Blarina brevicauda) at Nebraska Wildlife Rehab.
Brazilian porcupine (Coendou quichua) at the Saint Louis Zoo.
Andean porcupine (Coendou quichua) at the Saint Louis Zoo.
Asian garden dormouse (Eliomys melanurus) at the Philadelphia Zoo.
A male Lesser Egyptian jerboa (Jaculus jaculus) named Osiris at the Philadelphia Zoo.
Gambian giant pouched rat (Cricetomys gambianus) in the Kids ZooU section of the Philadelphia Zoo.
A Mexican hairy dwarf porcupine (Sphiggurus mexicanus) named Simon in the Kids ZooU section of the Philadelphia Zoo.
Typical striped grass mouse (Lemniscomys striatus) at the Plzen Zoo in the Czech Republic.
Afghan mouse like hamster (Calomyscus mystax) at the Plzen Zoo in the Czech Republic.
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