52. Elephant Trunk Snake and Elephant Shrew (sengis)

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על ידי Deidre התגלה על ידי Player FM והקהילה שלנו - זכויות היוצרים שמורות למפרסם, לא ל-Player FM, והשמע מוזרם ישירות מהשרתים שלכם. הירשמו כדי לעקוב אחר עדכונים ב-Player FM, או הדביקו את כתובת העדכונים באפליקציות פודקאסט אחרות.

ELEPHANTS!!
Okay, not really. But both animals are named after elephants! The first is commonly known as the elephant trunk snake (as well as: the wart snake, the Java wart snake, file snake and even doge faced snake). The second is commonly known as the elephant shrew; even though its not an elephant or a shrew. Its a sengis!
Just me, zookeeper Deidre, as I teach you about the weird aquatic world of the fat, and wrinkly Elephant Trunk Snake and the unusual monogamy of the elephant shrew (I mean sengis). Also, feel free to laugh at all of the scientific words I horribly mispronounce (I know I suck at it, but at least you're laughing with me!...you are laugh with me right?).
Scientific Names
Elephant Trunk Snake: Acrochordus javanicus
File Snake: Acrochordus arafurae
Golden Rumped elephant shrew: Rhynchocyon chrysopygus
Black and Rufous elephant shrew: Rhynchocyon petersi
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