Conservationists are in the Dominican Republic to save one of the world's strangest and most ancient mammals - the Hispaniolan solenodon.
After days of searching, the team finally tracks down one of the bizarre beasts.
A shout from the forest sounds, bursting through the night chorus of frog tinks and cricket chirrups.
"They've got one, they've got one," someone yells.
It is the middle of the night, and local research assistants Nicolas Corona and Lleyo Espinal have been trawling the dense forest vegetation, attempting to track down the elusive Hispaniolan solenodon.
They need complete silence to find the animals: they pinpoint them by listening for the sounds of rustling leaves as the little creatures scuttle across the forest floor.