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Golden-Bellied Tree Shrew

Golden-Bellied Tree Shrew Range Map (Indonesia)
Golden-Bellied Tree Shrew Range Map (Indonesia)

Latin Name Tupaia chrysogaster
Conservation Status Vulnerable
Location Indonesia
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Main Characteristics

Golden-Bellied Tree Shrews have a slender build and a long tail. They have well developed senses of hearing, smell and vision.


Golden-Bellied Tree Shrews are found in Indonesia.


Golden-Bellied Tree Shrews are omnivores and they feed on a variety of insects, small vertebrates, fruit and seeds.


After a gestation period of approximately 50 days, a litter of 3 - 4 young are born. At birth the young are blind and hairless, but they are able to leave the nest when they are a month old.

Tree Shrews reach sexual maturity at around 4 months old and they generally breed throughout the year with no defined breeding season.


There are no subspecies of the Golden-Bellied Tree Shrew.

Interesting Facts

Golden-Bellied Tree Shrews are also known as:
Mentawai Tree Shrew

Golden-Bellied Tree Shrews are threatened by habitat loss.

Tupaia comes from the Malay word "tupai" which means squirrel.

Tree Shrews have the highest brain to body mass ratio of any animal, even higher than humans.

Similar Animals

Common Tree Shrew
Horsfield's Tree Shrew
Mountain Tree Shrew
Northern Tree Shrew
Nicobar Tree Shrew
Pen-Tailed Tree Shrew
Northern Smooth-Tailed Tree Shrew
Bornean Smooth-Tailed Tree Shrew


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