Red-crested Tree Rat reappears after 113 years
Wired reports that the red-crested tree rat, last seen in 1898, has reappeared in The El Dorado Nature Conservancy in Colombia. The Guinea pig-sized animal just walked up to startled environmentalists and let itself be photographed in closeups.
Park volunteer Lizzie Noble marveled at the rat's placid nature:
He just shuffled up the handrail near where we were sitting and seemed totally unperturbed by all the excitement he was causing.