Scientists Just Discovered a New Elephant Species…And It’s the Cutest Thing You’ll See All Day!

By | July 9, 2014

Scientists have just discovered a new species of elephant…and it’s the most adorable thing you’ll see all day! Granted it’s not an actual elephant, but an elephant shrew, this cutie will still bring warmth into your heart.

It was discovered in the northwest deserts of Namibia and it took scientists 6 years to classify this shrew. They were trying to determine the difference between his fellow sengi and himself. This shrew has a much smaller frame, rounded ears, and the fur on this breed have more of a rust color and no dark pigmentation underneath. It is the smallest of 19 known sengi breeds.

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