This bionic squirrel used to roll with dinosaurs
Scientists have discovered rat-squirrels in central Laos. The skinny, rat-faced, bushy-tailed rodent species was believed to have been extinct for 11 million years, but researchers have recently found the animals for sale at local meat markets and murdered by hunters. Conservation efforts for the squirrels and their habitat should follow. Read the full story here.
In other squirrel news, here’s a feel good story about a Michigan man looking out for non-endangered squirrels, who also deserve our respect and protection.