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Elefantspidsmusens snabel kan ikke samle føde op fra jorden som en elefantsnabel kan. Den bruges i stedet til at snuse sig frem til insekter. Her ses arten <i>Rhynchocyon Petersi.</i> (Foto: <a href="https://www.sciencenews.org/article/elephant-shrews-are-oddly-related-actual-elephants" target="_blank">sciencenews.org</a>)

Elephant shrew noses, as on this Rhynchocyon petersi, aren’t true trunks but wiggle well. They are related to Actual Elephants though.

Lemmus lemmus

When life gives you lemmings…..

Tundra Animals: 6 Arctic Animals Perfectly Adapted For Life In The Cold - Lemmings

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1849 Antique print of a WOLF and a HYENA.

1849 CANIDS Original antique Jackal and Hyena print. very elegant fine lithograph

Tamanduas are the cutest ugly things I've ever seen in my life.

I love that my college's mascot is an anteater :) Baby Anteater: A three month old anteater on a walk at the Sunshine International Aquarium in Tokyo.

I really really need a baby Tapir. can Garrett go steal this from the Nashville zoo for me? By January Nashville Zoo Animal Care Staff had waited over 13 months for the arrival of the Zoo’s second Baird’s Tapir in two years.

kodkod cat - Very difficult to see, the kodkod, or guiña, is specialized for life in the woods, and able to catch mice by the light of the moon

kodkod cat - Very difficult to see, the kodkod, or guiña, is specialized for life in the woods, and able to catch mice by the light of the moon

Taming of the Giant Elephant Shrews by Giant Ginkgo, via Flickr

A new large species of an Elephant shrew, announced in is found only in Africa, are not related to shrews! They are more closely related to elephants, hyraxes, and aardvarks.

Baby Porcupine

Baby porcupine eating a flower - wanna pick him up and squeeze him, only he is a porcupine!

Elephant Shrew

The black & rufous elephant shrew is one of 17 species of elephant shrew found only in Africa. Adults are about long & lbs. It is native to Kenya & Tanzania. It eats insects (beetles, termites, ants, and spiders), supplementing this with fruits and seeds.

Agouti

The green acouchi has hairs banded in brown, black and olive green. Unlike most other rodent species, acouchis pair for life.

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