Solenodon hunt: Face to face with a bizarre beast

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Scientists are in the Dominican Republic in an attempt to save one of the world's most strange and ancient mammals - the Hispaniolan solenodon.

This creature has been around since the time of the dinosaurs, and is the only mammal in the world that is able to inject venom through its teeth.

However, it is now under threat.

After several nights of searching for the nocturnal animal, the team finally finds one.

And here, Dr Richard Young, head of conservation science at the Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust, gets to meet a solenodon for the first time.

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