oa African Zoology - Notes on the ecology, capture and behaviour in captivity of the elephant shrew Nasilio brachyrhynchus brachyrhynchus (A. Smith)

Volume 1, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1562-7020
  • E-ISSN: 2224-073X



During studies on the lymphatic system of Nasilio, it became necessary to capture living elephant shrews and to maintain them in as physiologically normal a condition as possible. This paper is a record of observations made while attempting to capture and rear these animals. Field studies extended over three years. They were confined to two of the regions of Southern Rhodesia in which these elephant shrews are common, and which are separated by a distance of about 103 miles. The regions differ markedly in character, although presenting similarities in microhabitats.

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