Meet the Hispaniolan solenodon.

A snippet from a photo by gregory Guida, AP

National Geographic has a slideshow up of mammals weird and rare. About this here one:

More closely related to shrews and moles, the solenodons are the only mammals that inject prey with venom, through special grooves in their teeth.

Pictures: 14 Rarest and Weirdest Mammal Species Named

I don’t think this one will make the plush toy market. The baby Sumatran rhino is a whole bunch cuter.

Advertisements
This entry was posted in Biology, Science and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s