Saturday, 29 May 2010

The Sengis - Shrewd and Wily Formula One Mammal

This is the Sengis - otherwise known as the Elephant Shrew - for obvious reasons once you see its startling and always twictching proboscis.

This animal has such a high metabloic rate that it is always hungry. So it creates for itself an amazing serious of paths networked to give it full access to its terrritory. It also gives it some natural escape routes from the lizards that prey upon it.

This amazing BBC video shows the fleet footed Sengis in action - and it is no wonder that the small animal is compared to Formula One vehicles!

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