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On May 4th, a red-crested tree rat, Santamartamys rufodorsalis, showed up at an eco-lodge in Columbia. What was more surprising than usual about this animal sighting was that this species was last seen in 1898 and was thought to be extinct! The rather charming rodent stuck around for an impromptu first-ever photo-call, before disappearing back into his cloud forest home.

Red-crested tree rat (photo thanks to Lizzie Noble)

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