According to Guinness World Records, a small rat living in San Diego, California, is the world’s oldest rat.
According to Arab News, the Pacific pocket rat, named ‘Pat’ after ‘Star Trek’ actor Patrick Stewart, was named by Guinness World Records on Wednesday as the oldest living rat in human captivity. has gone
This rat named Pete is 9 years and 209 days old.
Pete was born on July 14, 2013, at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park as part of the breeding program.
The video of the rat was shared in a tweet by the San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance on social networking site Twitter.
“9 years and 209 days Pat, a Pacific rat, has been named the oldest living rat in human captivity by Guinness World Records,” the tweet said.
The Pacific pocket mouse weighs as little as three pounds and is one of the smallest rodents found in North America.
Previously, these rats were found in the area south of Los Angeles to the Tijuana River Valley, but after 1932, their population declined greatly due to hunting and environmental degradation.
This rat species was considered extinct for 20 years, but in 1994, a species was rediscovered in Orange County living in complete isolation, but the species is still considered extinct. has been going
A new breed of Pacific pocket rats was raised in Orange County’s Laguna Coast Wilderness Park, where the rats breed without human support.