Echinosorex gymnura is a southeast Asian species of mammal in the family Erinaceidae (hedgehogs and gymnures). It is the only species in the genus Echinosorex. It is a fairly small, primarily carnivorous animal which, despite its common name, is not closely related to rats or other rodents.
Its full name is Echinosorex gymnura – but it’s better known as … the Moonrat.
OK, that’s got the intellectual bit out of the way. So what would a moonrat do with it’s life?
Well, it turns out that there are some quite adventurous little moonrats out there …