The black and rufous elephant shrew (Rhynchocyon petersi), also known as the black and rufous sengi, is one of 16 species of elephant shrew alive today in Africa. Like other members of the genus Rhynchocyon, it is a relatively large species, with adults averaging c. 28 cm (11 in) in length and 450-700 g (1-1.5 lb) in weight. It is endemic to Kenya and Tanzania. It eats insects and small mammals (especially the black rat) as well as vegetation.
Baby Elephant Shrew - February 2009
Baby Elephant-Shrew! "Elephant-shrews are neither elephant nor shrew, but belong to their own group of ancient mammals. They are distantly related to aardvarks, sea cows, like manatees and dugongs, hyraxes and elephants. Native to eastern Kenya and Tanzania, the black and rufous giant elephant-shrews are listed as vulnerable to extinction." #animal