Born Smaller Than Your Thumb Joint!
February 03, 2023
On January 22, two baby short-eared elephant shrews were born at ZOOM Erlebniswelt in Germany.
At birth, they were slightly smaller than your thumb tip. Elephant-shrews are precocial, which means they can open their eyes as soon as they are born. They can see and hear almost immediately and are running and jumping within hours. This is crucial for their survival in nature.
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