01-05-2017 - Giant Thicket Rat
The Giant thicket rat is endemic to Mt. Kenya ecosystem. The species is assessed as Endangered (EN) because its extent of occurrence (EOO) is approximately 1,913 kmÂ², all individuals are in a single location, and there is continuing decline in the extent and quality of its forest habitat. The Mt. Kenya ecosystem is an Important Bird Area (IBA) & UNESCO World Heritage Site.
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