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The taming of the shrew

A new type of elephant shrew was found in Tanzania. It’s called shrew, but it’s not really a shrew, and it isn’t very tame either (although not unfriendly).

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Hello!

It looks like a mouse, but it’s much bigger. According to the BBC article it’s “cat-sized”, but they also have a picture of the researcher, Dr. Rathbun, holding it, and they mention that it’s 700g and 30 cm, so let’s just say it’s half-a-cat-sized. Or rabbit-sized, for a less macabre comparison.

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