Rare desman is on edge of extinction

With its long snout, the desman hunts larvae in muddy riverbeds

Researchers say they have never seen a young desman

One of France’s most mysterious and secretive mammals, the Pyrenean desman, is in danger of dying out as numbers have fallen by 30% in 10 years.

Only 20-25cm long and with more than half of that their tail, the rat trompette with its distinctive 3cm elongated snout is little studied but ...

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