Photograph by Tom Butynski & Yvonne de Jong, wildsolutions.nl
Altitude 1620 m asl
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Giant elephant shrews (Rhynchocyon petersi). These guys are SO cool! Not dispersing seeds (which is what this camera was set up to watch), just foraging in the leaf litter for invertebrates.
These are a couple of photos from a ten second video captured using a Bushnell camera trap.
Observed several times on foot paths and dirt roads around Kinda Camp.
Stills taken from a youtube movie here http://youtu.be/Dr9u2QvQGhM. I might have misplaced the original file.
Elephant shrews, or jumping shrews, are small insectivorous mammals native to Africa, belonging to the family Macroscelididae, in the order Macroscelidea, whose traditional common English name comes from a fancied resemblance between their long noses and the trunk of an elephant, and an assumed relationship with the shrews (family Soricidae) in the order Insectivora. It has become plain that the elephant shrews are not to be classified with the superficially similar true shrews, but ironically are...