Scientists reintroduce agoutis in rainforest in city of 12 million
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Scientists reintroduce agoutis in rainforest in city of 12 million

When one thinks of Rio de Janeiro, one usually doesn't think: rainforest. However, in the heart of the city sits a massive rainforest sprung over long-gone sugar and coffee plantations. The forest—protected today as the Tijuca National Park—is home to hundreds of threatened species, but no agoutis, a common ground mammal in Latin America.

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