Mammals

Insectivores

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Moles, Hedgehogs, Shrews and Tenrecs
Insectivores feed almost entirely on insects or other invertebrates.

Insectivores are mostly small mammals.

They rely on their senses of hearing, smell and touch.

Eye site is usually poor.

Tree shrews and elephant shrews are classified separately.

Insectivores are found throughout the world except in Australia and all but the northernmost top of South America.

Hedgehog

Hedgehog from the UK

European Mole

Mole Info from the UK

Pygmy Shrew

Tailless Tenrec

Prepared 1/24/2007

Replica animals by Schleich, Bullyland and Safari

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