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Lowland Streaked Tenrec

Discussion in 'Fantasy Zoos' started by tubvilius, 31 May 2015.

  1. tubvilius

    tubvilius Member

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    What do you think about putting red Sunda Colugo or Lowland Streaked Tenrec into a zoo? And if you think, that this is a good idea, maybe you know how much Lowland Streaked Tenrec costs and is it possible to buy it :)
     
  2. TeaLovingDave

    TeaLovingDave Moderator Staff Member

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    Colugo do not survive in captivity.

    Both Streaked Tenrec species are around in very small numbers, but are extremely expensive, delicate and unlikely to be sold to anyone not proven in the private small mammal community.
     
  3. bongorob

    bongorob Well-Known Member

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    Streaked tenrecs are difficult to maintain, one reason being a very short lifespan. Pygmy hedgehog tenrec would be better.