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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, VT492

Physical Description

Study skin of a rat, with the forelimbs folded up alongside the head, and the hind limbs folded back alongside the tail. Tail is straight in line with the body and head.

Field Collection


Maximum dimensions (H x W x D): 40 x 345 x 52mm



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