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Golden-moles have a low metabolic rate and do not maintain their body temperature, as an alternative strategy they go into a state of torpor in response to cold weather (3). Reproduction takes place throughout the year; Juliana's golden-moles have small litter sizes of only 1 or 2 young and a long period of postnatal care, population turnover rates are therefore likely to be low (6). Locating their prey by sound rather than sight (5), golden-moles feed on insects, earthworms and snails (2). They push through the sandy soils rather than dig (5), and feeding tunnels located just below the surface are visible as ridges along the soil (3).

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