I visited some old zoo friends this past weekend and met a new species they've acquired: this is a black and rufous elephant shrew. I'd worked a bit with the short-eared elephant shrew, but as you can see, it is not nearly as elephantine:
I'd rather work with either than a real elephant though. Those guys can kill you. With these the worst risk is probably that'd you laugh yourself silly.
-Wombat (No Relation)
Photos from Wikimedia Commons.
May 31, 2011
Posted by wombat at Tuesday, May 31, 2011