• Home
  • Blog
  • Red-crested Tree Rat reappears after 113 Years

Red-crested Tree Rat reappears after 113 Years

A red-crested tree rat, a rodent about the size of a guinea pig, has been sighted for the first time in decades. The relatively unknown creature made a casual reappearance in a Colombian nature reserve after over a century, and even stayed around for a photo shoot.

Link to story: http://www.wired.com/2011/05/red-crested-tree-rat/

About the Author

Therese Tepe

Therese Tepe

Therese Tepe, formerly GWC’s conservation partnerships officer, manages U.S. government-funded biodiversity, forestry, and climate change projects in Southeast Asia and West Africa from Washington D.C. She works closely with both international and in-country partners when implementing these conservation projects. Previously, she had been based in Malaysia working on tiger conservation throughout Asia.

Comments