MAMMAL MONDAY # 76

MAMMAL MONDAY # 76

Hello! We hope everyone had a fabulous weekend! We’re ready to go on another fun adventure this Mammal Monday! Grab your gear and get ready to go to Africa!

e & e rainforest

MEET THE ARMORED SHREW!

armored shrew   Range/Habitat: Central-East Africa/ rainforest

   Diet: Carnivore: worms, insects, carrion

   Length/Weight: 4-6”/ 2 1/2 -4 oz

   Conservation Status: common

 

Fun Facts:

  •          Armored Shrews are also known as the Hero Shrew.
  •          They have very strong backs.
  •          Armored shrews vertebrae have interlocking spines on the side on bottom of each vertebrate.
  •          They are solitary.
  •          Armored shrews are excellent climbers.
  •          Armored shrews have wooly gray fur.

These armored shrews are super cool. They have those crazy backbones that make them super strong. We wonder if they have capes hidden since they are called the Hero Shrew :)?

armored shrew2

Categories: adventure, Animals, Children, conservation, education, Environment, mammals, nature, science, wildlife | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Post navigation

Ellie and Edmond wants to hear what ya have to say!

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

Blog at WordPress.com.

%d bloggers like this: