Open daily, 10am–5pm, Free

419 Great King Street Dunedin, New Zealand

From Monday 27 November – Friday 1 December, the Tūhura Science Centre and Tropical Forest will be closed for maintenance. 
We strive to produce the best experience 
for our visitors and this will allow us to make our Science Centre better for years to come.

Ship rat, Rattus rattus, VT181

Physical Description

Study skin of a rat mounted flat on a cardboard mounting plate.

Field Collection


Maximum dimensions (H x W x D): 2 x 105 x 365mm
Weight: 142g
Length: 330mm
Length (Tail): 188mm
Length (Ear): 20mm
Length (Foot cu): 35mm
Length (Foot su): 32.5mm



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