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Short-Eared Elephant Shrew

Kurzohr-Rüsselspringer, Foto: Tiergarten Nürnberg
© Peter Dollinger, www.zootier-lexikon.org
Scientific Surname Macroscelides proboscideus
Order Macroscelidea
Family Macroscelididae
Size Head-till-trunk 10-11 cm, tail length 10-13 cm
Weight 40-50 g
Reproduction gestation period 2 month, 1-2 subadults
Distribution South West Africa
Habitat dry steppes , bis1400 m NN
Food Omnivorous animal
Livestock not endangered