Mice and Rats

What is the importance of rats?

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October 22, 2012 1:00AM

Rats are important to many environments as well as to us (humans) in different ways.

Some of them are:

  • Food source for predators
  • Mechanisms for seed dispersal
  • Disease vectors
  • Source of fur for human use
  • Animal testing in laboratories
  • Detecting landmines
  • Biodiversity