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Striped Tree Shrew

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

Latin Name Tupaia dorsalis
Conservation Status Data Deficient
Location Indonesia & Malaysia
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Main Characteristics

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


Striped Tree Shrews are found in Indonesia and Malaysia.


Striped Tree Shrews feed on fruits and insects.


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 Striped Tree Shrew.

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.

The main threat to Striped Tree Shrews is habitat loss.

Similar Animals

Slender Tree Shrew
Common Tree Shrew
Mountain Tree Shrew
Northern Tree Shrew
Calamian Tree Shrew
Mindanao Tree Shrew
Northern Smooth-Tailed Tree Shrew
Bornean Smooth-Tailed Tree Shrew


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