East African long-eared elephant shrew

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East African long-eared elephant shrew

Order : Macroscelidea
Family : Macroscelididae
Species : Elephantulus rufescens


The Rufous elephant-shrew, rufous 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

East African long-eared elephant shrew habitats
Dry savanna, Savanna, Shrubland and Subtropical / Tropical Dry Shrubland
Some facts about the
Rufous elephant shrew

Adult weight : 0.058 kg (0.1276 lbs)

Maximum longevity : 8 years

Female maturity :50 days

Male maturity : 50 days

Gestation : 61 days

Weaning : 23 days

Litter size : 1

Litters per year : 5

Interval between litters : 84 days

Weight at birth : 0.011 kg (0.0242 lbs)

Weight at weaning : 0.029 kg (0.0638 lbs)

Body mass : 0.053 kg (0.1166 lbs)

Temperature : 36.85 °C (98.33 °F)

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Facts about the East African long-eared elephant shrew

They can also be found from southeastern Sudan and northeastern Somalia to central Tanzania Description: Although the common name of Elephantulus rufescens is 'elephant shrew', it is not a shrew nor is it related to elephants. (Full text)

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