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Black and Rufous Elephant Shrew, Rhynchocyon petersi |




The black and rufous elephant shrew (Rhynchocyon petersi) is native to Africa, specifically Tanzania and Kenya. It is also known as the black and rufous sengi. As is typical to shrew species, the black and rufous elephant shrew is relatively large, with an average body length of 11 inches and a weight of up to 1.5 pounds. It will eat many things including vegetation, insects, and small mammals like the black rat.


Image Caption: Black and Rufous Elephant Shrew (Rhynchocyon petersi) in Philadelphia Zoo. Credit: Joey Makalintal/Wikipedia(CC BY 2.0)


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