Greater Congo shrew
|Greater Congo shrew|
(Balsac & Lamotte, 1956)
|Range of the greater Congo shrew|
The greater Congo shrew (Congosorex polli) is a species of mammal in the family Soricidae. It is endemic to the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests of Congo. It is currently losing habitat to deforestation. This shrew eats a wide variety of fruits and a few insects, including ants. As a mammal, it gives birth to live young that are nursed on milk. It can give birth to around five young.
- Hutterer, R. 2004. Congosorex polli. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 30 July 2007. 
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