Tuesday, 6 August 2013

The Lowland Streaked Tenrec

The Lowland Streaked Tenrec is a small tenrec found in Madagascar, Africa. It grows to 19 centimeters and weighs up to 275 grams. It mainly feeds on worms and grubs and does not have a tail. It lives in groups of 15 or more animals. 

The species is distinctive in appearance by its two-tone color with a black background and yellowish brown strips running the length of the body. Its fur is coarse with barbed spines and a dense patch of spiky yellow bristles on its crown. 

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