A scientist and a shrew

Summary:A California Academy of Sciences researcher trekked through the rainforests of Tanzania in search of the Rhynchocyon udzungwensis, the newest mammal to join the elephant shrew group. They may not look like elephants, but they do have evolutionary ties to the pachyderm going back 100 million years in Africa. Scientists describe this species as having the legs of an antelope, the snout of an anteater, and the tail of a rat. CNET News.com's Kara Tsuboi brings us the first look at the cute little guy.

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