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Long-Footed Tree Shrew

Long-Footed Tree Shrew Range Map (Indonesia & Malaysia)
Long-Footed Tree Shrew Range Map
(Indonesia & Malaysia)

Latin Name Tupaia longipes
Conservation Status Least Concern
Location Indonesia & Malaysia
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Main Characteristics

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


Long-Footed Tree Shrews are found in Indonesia and Malaysia.


Long-Footed 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 the Long-Footed Tree Shrew are:

Tupaia longipes longipes
Tupaia longipes salatana

Interesting Facts

Long-Footed Tree Shrews are also known as:
Bornean Tree Shrew

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

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

Long-Footed Tree Shrews are threatened by habitat loss.

Similar Animals

Slender Tree Shrew
Common Tree Shrew
Mountain Tree Shrew
Northern Tree Shrew
Striped Tree Shrew
Palawan Tree Shrew
Pygmy Tree Shrew
Pen-Tailed Tree Shrew


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