Northern tree shrew

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Northern tree shrew

Order : Scandentia
Family : Tupaiidae
Subfamily : Tupaiinae
Species : Tupaia belangeri

 

Which zoos have them?
Smithsonian National Zoological Park (United States)

The Northern tree shrew is listed as Least Concern (LR/lc), lowest risk. 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

Some facts about the
Northern tree shrew

Adult weight : 0.2 kg (0.44 lbs)

Maximum longevity : 11 years

Gestation : 46 days

Weaning : 36 days

Litter size : 2

Litters per year : 8

Weight at birth : 0.01 kg (0.022 lbs)

Source: AnAge, licensed under CC

Facts about the northern tree shrew

General description My specimen of Tupaia belangeri is a small (19 cm from the last sacral vertebra to the tip of the snout) mammal from Southeast Asia.

Tupaia belangeri is a small primate used as a model organism since it is closer to humans and chimpanzees than other model organisms like mice and rats.

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