Facts about the Rock Elephant-Shrew -- Elephantulus myuris:
A summary of most interesting statistics (size, gestation...), amazing environmental adaptations & fascinating facts about social habits, etc.
SIZE: Length (including tail) 26 cm, mass 60 g.
COLOUR: Buff grey, the flanks a paler grey and the underparts are white. The eyes are ringed with white. The ears are brown, fringed with white.
MOST LIKE: The other four species of the genus Elephantulus which are found in South Africa; all of them are difficult to tell apart.
HABITAT: Rocky hillsides and koppies, where crevices exist for shelter; also on flat ground, but in the immediate vicinity of rocky outcrops.
REPRODUCTION & GESTATION PERIOD:
Kruger National Park (South Africa)
Pilanesberg National Park (South Africa)