15 Adorable and Special Photos of the Elephant Shrew

These cute looking mammals are called “elephant shrews” or “jumping shrews” and they are native from Africa. Despite of their appearance as a small rodent, they are in fact insectivorous mammals that can vary in size and color: different shades of grey and brown and can grow to be from 10 to 30 centimeters.

Amazingly enough, they have quite big teeth and believe it or not, they even own a DENTAL FORMULA! How’s that for an interesting animal? :D I want one so badly!

Cute Elephant Shrew

Cute Elephant Shrew

 

Close Up – Cute

Close Up - Cute

photo by Uli1001

 

I Want Him in My Pocket

I Want Him in My Pocket

 

Silky Fur on Elephant Shrew

Silky Fur on Elephant Shrew

 

Weird Face

Weird Face

 

Elephant Shrew

Elephant Shrew

photo by MrBlueSky1987

 

Cute Snout

Cute Snout

 

Round-eared Sengi

Round-eared Sengi

photo by duncan-blues

 

In a Rush

In a Rush

 

Weird Little Rodent

Weird Little Rodent

 

A Sleepy Elephant Shrew

A Sleepy Elephant Shrew

 

Elephant Shrew – Zimbabwe

Elephant Shrew - Zimbabwe

photo by estenard

 

Short Eared Elephant Shrew

Short Eared Elephant Shrew

 

Macroscelides Probiscideus

Macroscelides Probiscideus

photo by StefanKoeder

 

Having a Drink

Having a Drink

photo by StefanKoeder

 

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