Lowland Streaked Tenrec

Form and Function

Photo by Pete Oxford via naturepl.com

One specific adaptation that the Lowland Streaked Tenrec are quills.  The quills are able to produce a defense from a threat.  The quills also produce a high-pitched sound which maybe for communication between groups or to warn of nearby predators.  Another adaptation that the tenrec has is to stomp the ground when looking for its food.  Since it mostly eats worms and other invertebrates, the stomping increases the activity they have in the ground.  The tenrec is built pretty low to the ground and has short limbs and a long snout. These adaptations are useful for its life as a burrower and ground dweller.


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