Suncus – Shrews

These tiny creatures pack a mighty punch!

Commonly known as the white-toothed shrews, it comprises small insectivorous mammals throughout the Old World. They are characterized by their pointed snouts, small size, and rapid metabolism.

These tiny creatures are found in various habitats, from grasslands and forests to deserts and wetlands. Despite their small size, they play an important ecological role as predators of insects and other invertebrates. While many species of Suncus are widespread and common, others are threatened due to habitat loss and other factors, highlighting the need for conservation efforts to protect these fascinating creatures.