LESSER MADAGASCAR TENREC

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SCIENTIFIC NAME:  Echinops telfairi

HABITAT:  Dry forest, coastal regions, scrub and semi-desert areas of Madagascar.

CONSERVATION STATUS: Least Concern
                                                   

FUN FACT: 

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.