Huge rat discovered in Indonesia

Scientists discovered this gorgeous rat in the eastern Papua province of Indonesia. They found it in an isolated forest where last year researchers reported the discovery of countless new species. At the time, a co-leader of the expedition said that the bit of jungle is "as close to the Garden of Eden as you're going to find on Earth." From the Associated Press:

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"The giant rat is about five times the size of a typical city rat," said Kristofer Helgen, a scientist with the Smithsonian Institution in Washington. "With no fear of humans, it apparently came into the camp several times during the trip."


Previously on BB:
• Lost world discovered in Papua Link