A new species extremely rare and unusual

With a mouse tail, a doe body and an elephant trunk, we could almost think that we are still April 1st …
But no, this species does exist !

Meet the Black and rufus elephant shrew.

Only few of them live in few zoos around the world.
Only 4 other zoos in Europe, in addition to Biotropica, harbor this unknown species.

You can see the Black and rufus elephant shrew in the tropical greenhouse near the sloths enclosure.