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Giant rat close up

Duration: 01:46

A new species of giant woolly rat is discovered by a tracker out searching in the forest. Found only here in the forest of Mount Bosavi, Papua New Guinea, this species is a true rat, of the kind you would normally find in cities and streets around the world, but a lot bigger. This individual is relaxed around humans as it has had little or no contact with them before.

Available since: Fri 18 Sep 2009


George McGavin
Steve Backshall
Gordon Buchanan
Jonny Keeling
Steve Greenwood

This clip is from

Lost Land of the Volcano Episode 3

3/3 Steve Backshall descends into the crater of a giant extinct volcano in New Guinea.

First broadcast: 22 Sep 2009

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