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Horsfield's Tree Shrew

Horsfield's Tree Shrew Range Map (Indonesia)
Horsfield's Tree Shrew Range Map (Indonesia)

Latin Name Tupaia javanica
Conservation Status Least Concern
Location Indonesia
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Main Characteristics

Horsfield's Tree Shrews have a slender build and a long tail. They have well developed senses of hearing, smell and vision.


Horsfield's Tree Shrews are found in Indonesia.


Horsfield's 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.


Subspecies of Horsfield's Tree Shrew include:

Tupaia javanica balina
Tupaia javanica javanica
Tupaia javanica occidentalis

Interesting Facts

The Horsfield's Tree Shrew is also known as:
Javan Tree Shrew

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

Golden-Bellied Tree Shrew
Common Tree Shrew
Mountain Tree Shrew
Northern Tree Shrew
Painted Tree Shrew
Slender Tree Shrew
Indian Tree Shrew
Pygmy Tree Shrew


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