Lollipops Could Lure Elusive Tree Rat Out of Hiding

Wildlife NewsBy Samantha Mathewson | September 30, 2016 12:51pm ET

The elusive Santa Marta Toro was thought extinct for 113 years, until one was spotted in the mountainous rainforests of Colombia. Now researchers are using lollipops to lure them out again.
Credit: Lizzie Noble

A fuzzy, orange tree rat that was once thought to be extinct may be lurking in the mountainous forests of Colombia, and now researchers are pulling out all the stops to find the species again, including lacing their camera traps with candy.

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