Lesser hedgehog tenrec - ECHINOPS TELFAERI

Description: A small, stout-bodied animal similar to the hedgehog, with short tail, and limbs and muzzle of moderate length, the hedgehog tenrec has prominent ears, and its entire back is covered with sharp spines. Its color usually yellow buff, but individuals range from near white to almost black. Head and body length is about 5 to 7", weight about 7 oz.


Location: Madagascar.
That tenrec looks like a spiky mole to me.
by tails February 24, 2004

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