Shrew Species Stock Video Footage


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Shrews (family Soricidae) are small mole-like mammals classified in the order Eulipotyphla. True shrews are not to be confused with treeshrews, otter shrews, elephant shrews, West Indies shrews, or shrew tenrecs, which belong to different families or orders. Although its external appearance is generally that of a long-nosed mouse, a shrew is not a rodent, as mice are. It is, in fact, a much closer relative of hedgehogs and moles, and shrews are related to rodents only to the extent that both belong to the Boreoeutheria magnorder – together with humans, monkeys, lemurs, bush babies, cats, dogs, bears, weasels, hyaenas, seals, civets, horses, tapirs, rhinos, cattle, goats, pigs, camels, whales, dolphins, bats, and others. Shrews have sharp, spike-like teeth, not the familiar gnawing front incisor teeth of rodents. Learn more about Shrew

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