Short-snouted elephant shrew

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Short-snouted elephant shrew

Order : Macroscelidea
Family : Macroscelididae
Species : Elephantulus brachyrhynchus

 

The Short-snouted elephant shrew, short-snouted sengi is listed as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category, on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species

Short-snouted elephant shrew habitats
Dry savanna, Grassland, Savanna and Subtropical / Tropical Dry Grassland
Some facts about the
Short-nosed elephant shrew

Adult weight : 0.044 kg (0.0968 lbs)

Litter size : 2

Litters per year : 6

Body mass : 0.045 kg (0.099 lbs)

Temperature : 37.85 °C (100.13 °F)

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Facts about the short-snouted elephant shrew

Short-snouted elephant shrews are limited to Africa, occupying areas south of the Sahara from Kenya and southern Zaire to the Transvaal and northeastern Namibia (Nowak, 1991). (Full text)

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