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Elephant Shrew

Common Name:

Scientific Name:

Elephant Shrew

Elephantulus rufescens

Type:

Mammal

Habitat/ Range:

Steppes and deserts of Africa

Size:

4 - 12 in

Conservation Status:

Endangered

Did You Know?:

Elephant shrews are not rodents, nor are they shrews. Recent evidence suggests that they are more closely related to elephants than shrews!

You find a small mammal with a long, trunk-like nose