Rodents of Unusual Size? I don’t think they exist… until now.

The Solomon Islands: dense, lush rainforest and the  coral reef biodiversity is among the richest in the world. Many of the plants and animals in the Solomon Islands have evolved in splendid isolation, and now, one of these animals has emerged from its idyllic surroundings, revealing itself to science for the first time: the vika (Uromys vika), a big-ass rat four times the size of even the heftiest of the familiar, city-slicker variety.

What, you were expecting a gorgeous tropical bird or something?

Read about them here!