Rare 'bamboo rat' photographed at Machu Picchu
A rare rodent species known as a "bamboo rat" that lives around the Inca ruins at Machu Picchu in Peru has resurfaced after a decade of absence and been photographed for the first time.
The last time the animal was recorded at Machu Picchu was in 2008.
The bamboo rat lives in subtropical or wet tropical areas, according to Peruvian authorities.
It has also been reported at medium-altitude heights on the slopes of the Andes in northern Bolivia.
In Peru, the animal is on a list of creatures about which little is known because it is seen so rarely.
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