Shrew Animal Pictures

Close up of a cute Elephant shrew (Macroscelididae) sitting on a stone, South Africa.
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Close up of a cute Elephant shrew (Macroscelididae) sitting on a stone, South Africa.

The rare and elusive Eurpean water shrew (Neomys fodiens) sitting on it's hind legs.
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The rare and elusive Eurpean water shrew (Neomys fodiens) sitting on it's hind legs.

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Common tree shrew (Tupaia glis) in a forest in Thailand.

Black and rufous elephant shrew, found only in Africa, native to the lowland montane and dense forests of Kenya and Tanzania.
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Black and rufous elephant shrew, found only in Africa, native to the lowland montane and dense forests of Kenya and Tanzania.

A man holding a tiny newborn baby shrew (Neomys fodiens).
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A man holding a tiny newborn baby shrew (Neomys fodiens).

Elephant shrew - Macroscelides proboscideus - isolated on white
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Elephant shrew - Macroscelides proboscideus - isolated on white

The rare and elusive European Water Shrew (Neomys fodiens) sitting on its hind legs.

Sleepiest Animals – Tree Shrew
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Did you know that tree shrews have similar sleep cycles to humans?

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The hero shrew lives in the undergrowth, feeding primarily on invertebrates.

Fat Animal: Pygmy Shrew

Fat Animal: Pygmy Shrew
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Pygmy shrew foraging for food. The extraordinarily high metabolism of shrews requires them to consume as much as 3 times their body weight each day.

Smallest Animals: Shrews

Smallest Animals: Shrews
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A macro closeup shot of the smallest mammal in the world known as Etruscan shrew lying on a decaying log

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Most Venomous Mammals – Mediterranean Water Shrew
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Most Venomous Mammals – Eurasian Water Shrew
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smallest animals - Etruscan Shrew
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