Rare rodent seen in Machu Picchu after 10 years

Rare rodent seen in Machu Picchu after 10 years
Wednesday August 22, 2018
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Rare rodent seen in Machu Picchu after 10 years

The bamboo rat (Dactylomis peruanus) has appeared again at the Historical Sanctuary of Machu Picchu after ten years.

Sernanp, the National Service of Natural Areas Protected by the State were patrolling Phuyupatamarka sector.

The staff of the protected area made the first photographic record of the rodent, which was found among bushes on the edge of the Inca Trail.

This type of rats live in subtropical or tropical zones and it has been seen in the south of Peru and the north of Bolivia.

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