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Attenborough's long-beaked echidna back from extinction!

Sir David's Long-beaked Echidna (also known as the Cyclops Long-beaked Echidna, after the mountain range where it lives) was previously known from a single specimen collected in 1961 (shown here).

In a month-long expedition, researchers from the Zoological Society of London (ZSL) have found burrows and tracks attributable to the species. The team hopes to return to Papua next year to find and photograph the creature.

Full article at BBC

Photo of Sir David Attenboroughs Long-beaked or Cyclops Echidna (Zaglossus attenboroughi) from the source article at BBC.

Sir David Attenboroughs Long-beaked or Cyclops Echidna - Zaglossus attenboroughi

Posted by: admin on 15th Jul 2007 07:43 PM
Updated by: admin on 15th Jul 2007 07:43 PM
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