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Habitat: São Tomé Island
Rising out of the Atlantic Ocean is the island of São Tomé. On this island, which is actually a shield volcano, a very small population of São Tomé Shrews (Crocidura thomensis) live day to day in hopes that their habitat won’t be destroyed. The island only covers 857 square kilometres, and it’s constantly being threatened by habitat loss.
The animal is extremely rare now, so you might not ever get a chance to see those white little teeth (compared to the normal yellow color that other shrews have) and pale bellies.
Maybe they’re discussing a brilliant plan to bounce back from the brink of extinction in the first photo!