Alex Massie

World Finally Prepared for the Giant Rat of Sumatra

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At last! I really can't express quite how tickled I am by this news:

Researchers in a remote jungle in Indonesia have discovered a giant rat and a tiny possum that are apparently new to science, underscoring the stunning biodiversity of the Southeast Asian nation, scientists said Monday.

Original warning here.

[Hat-tip: Hit & Run]

Written byAlex Massie

Alex Massie is Scotland Editor of The Spectator. He also writes a column for The Times and is a regular contributor to the Scottish Daily Mail, The Scotsman and other publications.

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