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Discussion in 'United States' started by ThylacineAlive, 27 Dec 2014.

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  1. MikeG

    MikeG Well-Known Member

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    1 Black-&-Rufous Elephant Shrew (Rhynchocyon petersi) born in November.
     
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    Sure you don't mean short eared elephant shrew?
     
  3. ThylacineAlive

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    As STE said, are you sure you don't mean Short-Eared Elephant-Shrew, Macroscelides proboscideus? If not, this would be the first I've heard of the zoo holding Black-and-Rufous Elephant-Shrews.

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    Well, my source is usually impeccable. Perhaps the species is off-exhibit?
    My information is that a female petersi came to the Bronx from Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo earlier this year, and then gave birth to a youngster in late November.
     
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    Them having the species is news to me, though it is entirely possible they are kept off-show. The zoo's off-show collection is a bit of a mystery for the most part. For example, evidently they held kiwi and bushbaby for years before they went on-exhibit.

    They only display Macroscelides proboscideus in the Mouse House, so if they do have Rhynchocyon petersi they're off-show. Hopefully the plan is to put them on-exhibit soon and they only haven't yet due to breeding.

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