English zoo carries rare Madagascar animal

Dima Suchin
By Dima Suchin
March 31, 2017Worldshare

A British zoo welcomed lowland streaked tenrecs. Lowland streaked tenrecs come from Madagascar, and the British zoo is the only major zoo to have them. They eat worms, have stripes like bees, and are spiny like hedgehogs.

Chester Zoo staff see great opportunity in hosting these animals. Zoo Team Manager Dave White spoke about its importance.

They are part of a highly threatened wider taxonomic group. The loss of a tenrec would mean the loss of millions of years of evolution and a huge amount of scientific knowledge that we’re yet to uncover about these unique mammals.”

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