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2010-09-22 07:25:00

Researchers may have discovered a new species of the giant elephant shrew in a remote Kenyan forest. The scientists said on Tuesday that they captured images of the shrew on camera-traps in the Boni-Dodori forest along Kenya's northeastern coast while they were researching biodiversity.  "It is believed to be a new species of giant sengi, otherwise known as an elephant shrew (Macroscelidea)," the conservationists from the Zoological Society of London and the Kenya Wildlife Services...

2008-02-01 10:39:48

Sporting a trunk-like nose and a jet-black rump, a new species of a bizarre furry mammal was caught on film as it scuttled along a forest floor in Tanzania. Researchers first sighted the elephant-shrew (Rhynchocyon udzungwensis) in 2005, but not until recently did they confirm the animal as a new species of giant sengi. They filmed the cat-size creature in March 2006 as it twitched its slender snout while searching for insect snacks in the Ndundulu Forest in Tanzania. But what...


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Grey-faced Sengi, Rhynchocyon udzungwensis
2012-06-17 19:50:17

The grey-faced Sengi (Rhynchocyon udzungwensis) is an elephant shrew that is native to south-central Tanzania, specifically the Udzungwa Mountains. It was found in 2005, in a small area of the Udzungwa Mountains, the Ndundulu Forest. This discovery was considered monumental, as there had been no discoveries of any new elephant shrew species for over a century. The grey-faced sengi occurs in two known populations, within a very small area of its habitat reaching 120 square miles. It resides...

Black and Rufous Elephant Shrew, Rhynchocyon petersi
2012-06-15 12:12:05

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...

Checkered Elephant Shrew, Rhynchocyon cirnei
2012-06-14 17:05:44

The checkered elephant shrew (Rhynchocyon cirnei) is a type of shrew that is native to Africa. Its range includes the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Mozambique, and Uganda, among other areas. It prefers habitats within tropical or subtropical arid forests, lowland moist forests, montane forests, and dry shrub land. The checkered elephant shrew will choose one mate and the pair will remain together for their entire lives, living within a territory of a few acres. They will consume mainly...

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2007-06-25 08:19:07

The Golden-rumped Elephant Shrew, Rhynchocyon chrysopygus, is a species of elephant shrew native to Africa and only found in the coastal Arabuko Sokoke National Park located north of Mombassa in Kenya. It lives on the forest floor mainly around evergreens. It is the largest member of the shrew family. This shrew is named for the conspicuous golden fur on its hindquarters which contrasts greatly with its otherwise dark fur. It is a very fast creature, capable of running at 15 mph. In the...

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