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Crowd-funded expedition discovers new mammals in PNG

Crowd-funded expedition discovers new mammals in PNG

Updated 25 June 2014, 14:09 AEST

One of Australia's first crowd-funded scientific expeditions may have uncovered several new species of mammal.

An ecologist from Melbourne raised $A20 thousand to document rare animals in remote Papua New Guinea.

It was hoped the camera traps purchased with the funding might capture the first images of critically endangered tree kangaroos in the wild.

But it appears they have also snapped up to three new species of previously unidentified mammals.

Rachel Carbonell

Speaker: Jim Thomas, Tenkile Conservation Alliance, Papua New Guinea

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