See our rats in Howl to Coexist

Norway Rats

Temporarily closed during the Taste of Busch Gardens event.


Rats are friends, not pests! You can meet the Busch Gardens Williamsburg rats at Howl to Coexist.

  • A tail of rats


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    Rats are very intelligent animals. Some have been trained to detect landmines.

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    Norway rats (also known as brown rats) are the same species as the fancy rats you find in pet stores. Fancy rats have been bred to have more colorful variations in their coat to make them visually appealing.

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    Rats are affectionate! Norway rats have been documented seeking out back and belly scratches from handlers, then bursting into playful bounding called “joy jumps.”

  • See our rats in Howl to Coexist
  • See our rats in Howl to Coexist
  • See our rats in Howl to Coexist
  • See our rats in Howl to Coexist
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