| Latin Name
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Painted Tree Shrews have a slender build and a long tail. They have well developed senses of hearing, smell and vision.
Painted Tree Shrews are endemic to Borneo, Asia.
Painted Tree Shrews mainly feed on insects and fruits.
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 Painted Tree Shrew are:
Tupaia picta fuscior
Tupaia picta picta
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.
The main threat to the Painted Tree Shrew is habitat loss.
Pygmy Tree Shrew
Common Tree Shrew
Indian Tree Shrew
Northern Tree Shrew
Striped Tree Shrew
Ruddy Tree Shrew
Large Tree Shrew
Pen-Tailed Tree Shrew