Lola the Tenrec

Look at this little cutie, Lola. Lola is not a Hedgehog but is in actual fact a Tenrec, a native species found in Madagascar...

Tenrecs

A tenrec is any species of mammal within the afrotherian family Tenrecidae endemic to Madagascar. Tenrecs are widely diverse; as a result of convergent evolution some resemble hedgehogs, shrews, opossums or mice. They occupy aquatic, arboreal, terrestrial and fossorial environments. Some of these species, including the greater hedgehog tenrec, can be found in the Madagascar dry deciduous forests. However, the speciation rate in this group has been higher in humid forests.

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Manor Vets Edgbaston Exotics Practice has been furbished to the highest standard with purpose-built separate hospital wards for predatory and prey exotic species, designated isolation facilities and handling equipment designed to manage non-domestic species safely.

On-site diagnostics allow rapid assessment and management of cases. Our veterinary and nursing staff are fully trained to deal with a comprehensive variety of non-traditional species including zoo species.

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