Common tenrec (Tenrec ecaudatus)
|Also known as:||tailess tenrec, tail-less tenrec|
- The common tenrec is endemic to Madagascar, though has been introduced to nearby islands in the Indian Ocean.
- Amazingly, the female can give birth to up to 32 young at a time, and can breed twice each year.
- An omnivrous species, the common tenrec will eat food such as invertebrates, small mammals, and fruit.
Classified as Least Concern (LC) on the IUCN Red List (1).
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IUCN Red List (September, 2010)