This elephant shrew usually presents as a surprise encounter in the riverine thickets along the Limpopo and Luvuvhu rivers in the Pafuri corner of the Kruger Park. These creatures are not rare but are seldom seen as they inhabit dense forests and thickets in Central and Southern Africa.

Four-toed Elephant Shrew

A delightful and hyper-active rat-sized elephant shrew, with four toes on the hind feet and a classic elephant-like mobile probiscis, making identification unmistakable as one of the sought after ‘little five’ mammals to look out for in suitable habitat.

Four-toed Elephant Shrew, a fortunate sighting as it crossed the road in front of us