According to Arab News, the Guinness Book of World Records has named the Pacific rat “Pat,” named after Star Trek actor Patrick Stewart, as the oldest rodent alive in captivity by humans.
This man named Pete is 9 years and 209 days old.
Pitt was born on July 14, 2013 at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park as part of a breeding program.
A video of this rat was shared on his Twitter account by his alliance with Wildlife at the San Diego Zoo.
“Pacific his rat has been recognized by Guinness World Records as the oldest rat alive in human captivity at his nine years and his 209 days,” he said.
Pacific Pocket His mouse weighs about 3 kg and he is one of the smallest rodents in North America.
Originally, these rats were found in the Tijuana River Valley south of Los Angeles, but after 1932, hunting and environmental degradation led to a significant decline in populations.
This species of rat went extinct 20 years before him, but in 1994 a completely isolated species was rediscovered in Orange County, which is now extinct.
A new strain of Pacific pocket rat is being bred at Orange County’s Laguna Beach Desert Park, where the rats thrive without human support.