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!

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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 :)?

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