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.

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