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LESSER MADAGASCAR TENREC
SCIENTIFIC NAME: Echinops telfairi
HOUSE NAME: Male "Sage" Female "Clover"
HABITAT: Dry forest, coastal regions, scrub and semi-desert areas of Madagascar.
CONSERVATION STATUS: Least Concern
Tenrecs go through torpor when it is cold. Torpor is a hibernation-like inactivity of the body. They are excellent climbers, capable of climbing trees to find food.
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*Tenrecs are education animal ambassadors, their habitat is not viewable to public as they require privacy when not on program.
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