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Luzon Cloud rat

Old newspaper picture. March 1976 Wassenaar had the European first import of this species. On the picture a common white mouse wanted to see his big relative.

Luzon Cloud rat
vogelcommando, 1 May 2014
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    • vogelcommando
      Old newspaper picture. March 1976 Wassenaar had the European first import of this species. On the picture a common white mouse wanted to see his big relative.
    • Chlidonias
      that is a great comparison photo! I just saw my first of this species (the cloud rat, not the white mouse) in Singapore last week. Brilliant animals!
    • TeaLovingDave
      Of course, the animal in this photo from Wassenaar was Phloeomys cumingi, whilst the species you saw in Singapore was Phloeomys pallidus.
    • Chlidonias
      I wasn't sure which one this was. Still a cloud rat though!
    • TeaLovingDave
      Oh yes, and as such a damn nice species. I am lucky enough to have seen both the Northern and Southern Luzon, as well as the Panay Cloudrunner.

      Main way of telling the Northern and Southern Luzon apart is the colouration, in my experience. The upper image is of a Northern, the lower is an image of Southern.

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    • Chlidonias
      I like the first one best. The ones in the second photo just look like a bunch of terrified guinea pigs :p
    • TeaLovingDave
      Bloody big guinea pigs :p
    • Chlidonias
      absolutely! I described the cloud rats at Singapore as looking like a cross between a Virginia opossum and a slow loris, which I think is quite apt. I do like rodents of unusual size!
    • TeaLovingDave
      I'd agree that is a good description of a Northern :p if you want to see an attractive and highly active ROUS, if you ever get over to Tierpark Berlin and Zoo Berlin you would rather appreciate the Chaco Mara and Rock Cavy found in those collections!
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    Dierenpark Wassenaar (Closed)
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