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New giant rat?

Duration: 00:54

One way to find interesting animals in the unexplored forests is to set up camera traps, in the hope you find something interesting. Cameraman Gordon Buchanan and mammal expert Kris Helgen come across some pictures of what might just be a new species of giant woolley rat living in the crater of Mount Bosavi.

Available since: Tue 7 Feb 2012


Key talent
George McGavin
Key talent
Steve Backshall
Key talent
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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