Friday, August 13, 2010

Baby Tenrecs at Bronx Zoo | Hedgehog Lookalikes



A Handful of Baby Tenrecs - ZooBorns: "In late June, the Bronx Zoo welcomed two baby Lesser Hedgehog Tenrecs. While they might look like hedgehogs, and even have hedgehog in their name, they are actually a totally different family of mammals. Tenrec species come in a wide variety of shapes and sizes, with some looking like hedgehogs, some like mice, and some even like otters!" I've never even heard of a tenrec, have you? They are very cute.


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3 comments:

Tina Eudora said...

Oh my Rosemary I have never heard of them but I just wanted to cuddle one up and start feeding the tiny little thing as soon as I saw the picture! I just adore creatures of all kinds and sizes. You always find the most interesting photos. Oh and that house you have for sale for a little over a million? Wow, nice!
Tina xo

Gal Friday said...

I had never heard of tenrecs before , either. They are darling, though. IThis is a nice way to start my morning(may need to bulid up some bravery within to check out the "Story of Stuff" link later this weekend)

teaorwine said...

These photos make me think of Mrs Tiggy-Winkle!