Newly Discovered Hog-Nosed Rat is an Indonesian Oddity

A recently discovered rat has a face only a mother could love.

An international team of researchers studying animals in the isolated, mountainous island of Sulawesi, Indonesia, trapped a shrewlike critter with a distinctive pink snout on Mount Dako in 2013. As it turns out, the critter was previously unknown to science, and the team finally introduced the rest of the world to the newly discovered hog-nosed rat, Hyorhinomys stuempkei.

One of a Kind

As scientists worked to describe th

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