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tenrec

an insect-eating mammal related to the hedgehogs and shrews belonging to the family Tenrecidae. Nocturnal eaters of earthworms, 8 to 12 inches long with a coat of hairs, bristles and spines and a long pointed nose.
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For decades, the 30-some species of the tenrec family, found mostly in Madagascar, were classified in the order now called Lipotyphla, with such animals as shrews, moles, Southern Africa's golden moles, and hedgehogs.
We collected 378 serum samples from 11 native Tenrecidae (Afrosoricida) tenrecs, 114 samples from 6 native Nesomyidae (Rodentia) rodents, and 471 samples from introduced R.
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DUDLEY Zoo's two lesser hedgehog tenrecs Eccles and Tellie are proving popular additions to the animal shows and workshops.
His children's book, A Tenrec Named Treuy (and other odd lettered animals that like to play), is available online.
He has authored a children's book titled "A Tenrec Named Trey (And other odd lettered animals that like to play).
In March, a quartet of unusual lowland streaked tenrecs arrived at the zoo - a species experts say are unlike any other mammal on earth.
Red river hog Mali has given birth to twins, and elsewhere there are four new arrivals - Madagascan tenrecs.
Red river hog Mali has had twins, and elsewhere there are four new arrivals - spiky Madagascan tenrecs.
The zoo also has four rare new arrivals called tenrecs, mysterious mammals from Madagascar and, with so little known about them, the keepers try everything they can to help them breed.