Greater Congo shrew

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Greater Congo Shrew
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Soricomorpha
Family: Soricidae
Genus: Congosorex
Species: C. polli
Binomial name
Congosorex polli
(Balsac & Lamotte, 1956)
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Range of the greater Congo shrew

The greater Congo shrew (Congosorex polli) is a species of mammal in the Soricidae family. It is endemic of Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Habitat[edit]

Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests of Congo. It is currently losing habitat to deforestation.

Diet[edit]

The greater Congo shrew eats a wide variety of fruits and a few number of insects including ants.

Reproduction[edit]

The greater Congo shrew is in the class of mammals, meaning it gives birth to live young that are nursed on milk. It can give birth to around 4-5 young.

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