Gallery description : pictures of a shrew

These mammals usually live 2 - 5 years. The average weight of the elephant shrew is 50g - 500g (2oz - 18oz). The top speed it is able to reach is 13km/h (8mph). Elephant Shrew is a mammal that usually lives in forest, woodland and grassland. It has a fur skin type. The preferred food type is omnivore. Elephant Shrew which scientific name is elephantulus usually grows 10cm - 30cm (4in - 12in).

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Facts about elephant shrews
NameElephant Shrew
FamilyMacroscelididae
Size (L)10cm - 30cm (4in - 12in)
Skin TypeFur
PhylumChordata
Scientific NameElephantulus
TypeMammal
DietOmnivore
OrderMacroscelidea
HabitatForest, woodland and grassland
ClassMammalia
PredatorsSnakes, lizards, birds of prey
Distinctive FeaturesLong nose and long back legs
LifestyleSolitary
Main PreyInsects, worms, spiders
ColourBlack, brown, grey, white, tan
Average Litter Size2
Life Span2 - 5 years
Conservation StatusLeast concern
Top Speed13km/h (8mph)
Weight50g - 500g (2oz - 18oz)
KingdomAnimalia
GenusElephantulus
Image Details
Description Pictures of a shrew. Description Common Shrew.jpg
Width 1520 pixels
Heigh 1080 pixels
File type JPG
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