elephant shrew

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elephant shrew

n
(Animals) any small active African mammal of the family Macroscelididae and order Macroscelidea, having an elongated nose, large ears, and long hind legs
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We meet animals that we have never encountered before, from the long-eared jerboa, whose adorable little face and over-sized ears grace the cover, to the golden-rumped elephant-shrew, a distant relative of the elephant that is the size of a shrew.
The world is full of quirky creatures, and the elephant-shrew is a perfect example.
Now, scientists have found the largest species of elephant-shrew yet.
With the discovery, the count of elephant-shrew species now stands at sixteen.
Instead, the unmanned camera snapped images of a giant elephant-shrew that looked like a new species.
After hiking through the African jungle for half an hour, they were surprised to find an elephant-shrew lying on the path.
For the first time in more than a century, researchers have found a giant elephant-shrew entirely new to science.
THIS little fellow with his tongue sticking out is a sengis, sometimes referred to as round-eared elephant-shrews.