PHOTOS: 3-Pound Jungle Rat, Tiny Opossum Discovered

Researchers discover several new species, including giant rat and pygmy opossum.

PHOTOS: 3-Pound Jungle Rat, Tiny Possum Discovered

New Species
New Species
New Species
New Species
New Species
New Species
New Species
New Species
New Species
Researchers at the Conservation Insitute and the Indonesian Institute of Science have discovered a new species of animals in the Foja mountains' rainforest in eastern Papua province in Indonesia during a June expedition. Mammalogist Martua Sinaga holds this 3-pound giant rat that is probably a species new to science.

For more information about the expedition, click here. (Bruce M Beehler/Conservation International)

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