Friday, February 1

giant elephant shrew

The headline on BBC's website earlier today said, "A new species of mammal has been discovered in the mountains of Tanzania, scientists report"
How cute is this lil guy . . . (s)he is officially called, Rhynochocyon udzungwensis, which is a type of giant elephant shrew. It is apparently about the size of a cat, but looks more like a combination of antelope and an anteater (both miniature of course). As you can see, it's face is grey, has a rather long, flexible snout with a solid black behind and some how manages to scurry around on those four spindly legs.

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At 02 February, 2008 08:14, Blogger BRAINCHEESE said...

Huh...looks oddly like an "ex" of mine!

Linda D. in Seattle


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