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Ruddy Tree Shrew

Ruddy Tree Shrew Range Map (Indonesia)
Ruddy Tree Shrew Range Map (Indonesia)

Latin Name Tupaia splendidula
Conservation Status Least Concern
Location Indonesia
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Main Characteristics

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


Ruddy Tree Shrews are found in Indonesia.


Ruddy 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 Ruddy Tree Shrew are:

Tupaia splendidula carimatae
Tupaia splendidula lucida
Tupaia splendidula natunae
Tupaia splendidula riabus
Tupaia splendidula splendidula

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

Slender Tree Shrew
Common Tree Shrew
Mountain Tree Shrew
Northern Tree Shrew
Large Tree Shrew
Palawan Tree Shrew
Mindanao Tree Shrew
Horsfield's Tree Shrew


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