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Ancient mammal 'threatened with extinction'


One of the world's most ancient and bizarre mammals is on the brink of extinction. The solenodon is 76 million years old, dating from the time of the dinosaurs. BBC's science reporter Rebecca Morelle joined scientists in the Dominican Republic on the quest to save the unique creature.

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