Monday, August 13, 2012

The Elephant Shrew

Also called "Sengis", there are at least 20 different Elephant Shrew species living exclusively in Africa. They use their long back legs to hop like rabbits, and have been known to jump 3 feet when being chased. They are very active during the day hunting for insects, which is all that they eat. Being small, at 4 to 12 inches in length, they are hunted by snakes, lizards, and birds of prey, but their agility and quick maneuverability makes them very difficult to catch.

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