Friday, February 1, 2008

New Mammal Discovered in Tanzania

The BBC reports today that this creature is the most recent discovery by a team of Scientists studying wildlife in Tanzania.
The bizarre-looking creature, dubbed Rhynochocyon udzungwensis, is a type of giant elephant shrew, or sengi.

The cat-sized animal, which is reported in the Journal of Zoology, looks like a cross between a miniature antelope and a small anteater.

It has a grey face, a long, flexible snout, a bulky, amber body, a jet-black rump and it stands on spindly legs.
Discoveries like this always amaze me. No matter how much we think we know about this amazing world in which we live, there is always more to learn, more to discover, more to see and experience. It amazes me. God amazes me. How creative, how imaginative, how seemingly impossible to continue to add to the diverse, amazing, awe-filled world in which we live!

You can read more on the grey-faced elephant shrew here.

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