Animals,  Madagascar,  Postcards from the road

A postcard from Madagascar: a tenrec

Small mammal with spines
A tenrec

This is a tenrec, specifically I believe a lowland streaked tenrec. We saw him on a night walk in the Andasibe-Mantadia National Park area. Tenrecs are endemic to Madagascar and this particular species lives in the eastern part of the country. He is about the size of a small rat. I loved his rather eccentric punk look!


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