Elephant shrew on top of the world
This cute elephant shrew actually has a fascinating behaviour. It is one of the few diurnal mice which has a "home" and clearly trampled on mini paths from and to it which it basically never leaves and uses as hunting routes for insect. Read up on them - they are rather interesting little fellows.
The Short-eared Elephant Shrew , or Round-eared Sengi or Round-eared Elephant Shrew, is a species of elephant shrew in the Macroscelididae family. It is found in Botswana, Namibia, and South Africa. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry shrubland, subtropical or tropical dry lowland grassland, and hot deserts. They eat insects, shoots, and roots. Their gestation period is 56 days. The Short-eared Elephant Shrew is the only species in its genus , but is still grouped with the soft-furred.. more