May 292012

Hey everyone. I couldn’t figure out what to post today, so I hopped onto Pintrest and looked through some people’s cute photo albums. In the end, I came to an album that was dedicated to cute, goofy animal noses, and in that album I found this guy. He’s a long-eared elephant shrew and he looks very cute, silly, and goofy. By the way, there’s a type of shrew that is the smallest mammal in the world, weighing only two grams! Blue Bear actually weighs about the same amount.

Just Nose-ying Along

Just Nose-ying Along

Found here: Pets Foto

P.S. Turquoise Bear (Blue Bear’s Brother) saw an episode of Sesame Street the other day involving animal noses! Maybe you will all meet Turquoise Bear one day!

Feb 212011

Penguin here.

On the topic of tiny mammals, shrews are another special kind belonging to the rodent (UPDATE: We had originally assumed that these little guys were rodents, but it turns out they’re not! It turns out, they’re more closely related to moles. Thanks, Cynthia!) family. Look at the adorable schnoz and ears on this one! Also, did you notice how he looks like he’s under deep contemplation? If that’s the case, he must be the tiniest philosopher to have ever set foot on this planet.

tiny shrew on a rock

Found here: Bestiara Latina