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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, VT493

Physical Description

Study skin of a brown rat with cream coloured ventral side. The body is in a straight line, with the front legs folded forward toward the head and the hind legs folded back toward the tail. The tail is held out straight behind the body.

Field Collection


Maximum dimensions (H x W x D): 50 x 380 x 60mm



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