Monday, November 28, 2011


Ok so a couple of times a week I'm going to pick an animal and give you some interesting facts about them, so here we go. Today's animal is the Shrew.

  • The smallest mammal is believed to be the Pygmy Shrew found in South Africa, Pakistan and India, an adult may measure only 1 1/2 inches in length and weigh less than a penny.

  • Biologist's believe that the Pygmy Shrew is the smallest possible design for a warmblooded animal because of the tremendous amount of food that it must eat to remain alive. A mammal smaller than the shrew would not be able to eat fast enough to avoid starvation.

1 comment:

  1. Lol! Brady and I used to play with shrews all the time! We would pick them up by their tails, so they couldn't bite us, and swing them around. They are so cute! (We never killed any of them, they were never harmed) Thanks for the post :) The Lord's animals are so neat!! He created such variety and made each of them so perfect!