Northern Tree Shrews are squirrel-like and they have a long bushy tail and a pointed snout. They are grey in colour and they lack whiskers so they have to rely on their well developed senses of vision, smell and hearing to detect prey.
Northern Tree Shrews are found in forests throughout south east Asia. An approximate range map is shown on the right.
Northern Tree Shrews mainly feed on fruit, seeds and insects.
After a gestation period of approximately 50 days, 2 - 4 young are born. At birth the young of the Northern Tree Shrew are blind and hairless. They are only fed every two days and are left entirely on their own between feeds.
Tree Shrews reach sexual maturity at around 4 months old and they generally breed throughout the year with no defined breeding season.