Giant rat discovered in Papua New Guinea

A new species of giant rat has been discovered in an extinct volcano in Papua New Guinea by an expedition team filming the BBC’s new series the Lost Land of the Volcano. The rat, named the Bosavi woolly rat, after Mount Bosavi crater where it was found, is the size of a cat and has no fear of humans. BBC The team may have also discovered as many as 40 new species, including approximately 16 species of frog, one species of gecko, at least three new species of fish, 20 species of insect and spider and one new species of bat. More here

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