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Mountain Tree Shrew

Mountain Tree Shrew Range Map (Indonesia & Malaysia)
Mountain Tree Shrew Range Map
(Indonesia & Malaysia)

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

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


Mountain Tree Shrews are found in Indonesia and Malaysia.


Mountain 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 Mountain Tree Shrew include:

Tupaia montana baluensis
Tupaia montana montana

Interesting Facts

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.

Similar Animals

Golden-Bellied Tree Shrew
Horsfield's Tree Shrew
Common Tree Shrew
Northern Tree Shrew
Mindanao Tree Shrew
Nicobar Tree Shrew
Palawan Tree Shrew
Slender Tree Shrew


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