Thursday, June 2, 2016

Bow Tie Guy of the Day: Elephant Shrew

Elephant Shrew (ˈeləfənt SHro͞o)

Another Bow Tie Guy from my Elephant Series, the elephant shrew or jumping shrew is a native to Africa. They were named elephant shrews because of the trunk like snout and the resemblance to a shrew. The irony is that the elephant shrew is neither elephant or shrew. Although, they are more closely related to an elephant than a shrew.

They are also one of the fastest small animals. They have been known to tun up to 17 miles per hour.

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