Meet the world’s newest rat



Foyer outside Forest Gallery
Melbourne Museum
11 Nicholson Street
Carlton, Victoria, 3053
What's On

The Slender Rat was discovered by Museums Victoria and named one of the Top 10 New Species for 2017.

There are only five scientific specimens in the world and this is the first time this species has been displayed in any museum. In fact, this is the only way you can see the Slender Rat outside Indonesia.

Learn why Sulawesi is home to so many weird and wonderful rats, and see how museum collections help scientists identify and describe new species.