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Elephant shrew rediscovered in Africa

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    27th Aug, 2020
  • Somali sengi, not been seen since early 1970s, has been found alive and well in Djibouti during a scientific expedition.
  • Somali sengi is a type of elephant shrew in the family Macroscelididae.
  • Its natural habitat is arid and semiarid desert with rocky substrates and sparse shrubs.
  • The recent data shows that the Somali Sengi is an inhabitant of Somalia, Djibouti and Ethiopia, rather than just Somalia.
  • IUCN status: Data Deficient.

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