Latest Black and Rufous Elephant Shrew Stories
The National Zoo says an elephant shrew was born and resided at the Washington tourist site for several weeks before zoo staff finally noticed it. The zoo said in a statement that Small Mammal House workers did not know it had been born until they saw three elephant shrews in the exhibit instead of two, The Washington Post reported Sunday. The infant shrew, which mammal house keepers estimate was likely born sometime in late January, has been enjoying a steady diet of crickets since being...
The black and rufous elephant shrew (Rhynchocyon petersi) is native to Africa, specifically Tanzania and Kenya. It is also known as the black and rufous sengi. As is typical to shrew species, the black and rufous elephant shrew is relatively large, with an average body length of 11 inches and a weight of up to 1.5 pounds. It will eat many things including vegetation, insects, and small mammals like the black rat. The black and rufous elephant shrew has been given a status of Vulnerable on...
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