(Sometimes we are just suckers for a cute thing, OK? We’re only human.)
The Ethiopian African mole rat (Tachyoryctes macrocephalus) is possibly the goofiest looking animal I have ever posted. They are burrowers, and a solitary rat can inhabit 50 m of tunnel space. As its teeth would suggest, it gnaws on plant material—especially roots—and also uses these teeth to dig its burrows.
Photo © Arthur Tiutenko
Hooray for this ridiculous looking animal!