This adorable, ridiculously tiny gecko is one of a newly discovered species found in Ecuador. Of course, like so many animals in the region, they’re threatened with extinction by deforestation and evil men in top hats twiddling their mustaches (Have I made that joke before?).
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A lost world of CUTE has just been discovered inside Mount Bosavi, an extinct volcano in Papua New Guinea. New species of frog, bat, fish, and birds have been found here, including an ADORABLY tiny parrot, and an ADORABLY huge rat (is this the true Giant Rat of Sumatra?). There’s also a frog with fangs (supposedly, though I scoured the internet for a photo fruitlessly), a spider that’s camouflaged like lichen, and a whole bunch of other cool insects and spiders.
A three-part miniseries, Lost Land of the Volcano, is airing on BBC this week. Here’s a promo with footage of the big cute rat in action.
Now let’s all back out of the volcano slowly, and leave these guys alone, before some supervillain decides to set up a base here.