Lowland Streaked Tenrec



Tenrec reproduction occurs over a very small span of time compared to that of humans.  Females will fight off males if they do not want to reproduce.  While males will fight other males for female attention (Koxk 2009). Breeding can occur year round if there is no winter season (Koxk 2009).  However, it typically occurs between November and May during the rainy season.  The reason is if land is too dry then the baby tenrics will not have enough food to survive until the next rainy season.  Females are only fertile for a year after birth but are fertile at around twenty five days after birth (Koxk 2009).  The average litter size is six which is larger than its cousin the highland streaked tenrec which only one or two.


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