Animal Species

Lesser Madagascar Hedgehog Tenrec
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Tenrecs will scratch at items with interesting scents and rub their paws on their spines in a “self-anointing” behavior.

Sponsors
Ed & Christine Dahlkemper & Family
Habitat
Dry forests in Madagascar
Size
5 inches long
Weight
6 ounces
Lifespan
Up to 20 years in captivity
Diet
Invertebrates
Reproduction
5-7 young are born after a gestation of around 68 days
Conservation Status
Least Concern
Threats
Wide range, although they are eaten by native people