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Mindanao Tree Shrew

Mindanao Tree Shrew Range Map (Philippines)
Mindanao Tree Shrew Range Map (Philippines)

Latin Name Urogale everetti
Conservation Status Least Concern
Location Philippines
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Weight Approx. 355 g (12.5 oz)
Life Expectancy


Main Characteristics

Mindanao Tree Shrews are the heaviest species of tree shrew and they weigh approximately 355 g (12.5 oz). They have a slender build, a long tail and well developed senses of hearing, smell and vision.


Mindanao Tree Shrews are endemic to the Mindanao region of the Philippines.


Mindanao 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 Mindanao Tree Shrew.

Interesting Facts

Mindanao Tree Shrews are also known as:
Philippine Tree Shrew

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

Similar Animals

Slender Tree Shrew
Common Tree Shrew
Mountain Tree Shrew
Northern Tree Shrew
Painted Tree Shrew
Nicobar Tree Shrew
Palawan Tree Shrew
Indian Tree Shrew


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