An animal by any other name: Could changing this species’ name help save it from extinction?

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The greater stick nest rat has teetered on the brink of extinction – and no one but a few dedicated souls seems ready to save the furry little rodent.

Is it because of its name? Specifically, one word in its name? Rat?

That’s the question raised by the manager of an extraordinary zoological collection of both extinct and surviving species.

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