American Fancy Rat & Mouse Association

This article is from the WSSF 2015 AFRMA Rat & Mouse Tales news-magazine.

Desert Rats

Topic idea from Mara Warner, Facebook

Metal Jerboa (desert rat)
Anna Redwood spent a month at Camp Bastion creating the 11 foot tall metal jerboa (desert rat).

A sculpture of the famous Desert Rats insignia has been created from parts of armored vehicles used in Afghanistan. The jerboa sculpture is the 7th Armoured Division’s insignia which originated in the deserts of Tunisia in 1942.

From BBC article Desert Rats sculpture created from scrapped army vehicles.

Lab Rats/Mice
Lab mouse sculpture
Russian sculpture of a lab mouse knitting a strand of DNA. Photo by Anna Gorbunova.

Topic idea from Lorryta Harms, AR, Facebook
A A monument to laboratory rats/mice has been erected in Novosibirsk, Russia. This 6 foot tall bronze statue created by artist Andrew Kharevich and sculpted by Alexey Agrikolyansky sits near the Academic Institute of Cytology and Genetics and combines the image of the laboratory mouse and a scientist. The monument was opened on the 120th anniversary of Novosibirsk.

From articles Russian Scientists Build Monument To Honor Lab Rats, Monument to Lab Mice: Mouse Knitting a DNA Strand, and Monument to Laboratory Mice. *

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January 1, 2019