Broad Toothed Rat in Danger
The Broad toothed rat is a chubby cheeked rodent often referred to by wildlife scientists as Australia’s guinea pig. The broad toothed rat is most commonly found in NSW, Victoria and Tasmania. Unfortunately, this species status is now considered vulnerable or near threatened and it needs our help. A study in 2016 shows native rodents are the least cared about and because of this they are not researched and gain the least amount of funding. Wildlife researcher Dr Chris Wacker joined us earlier from the University of New England to help us understand our native rodent species better.