Animal babies, long snouts

By Grant Jacobs 29/01/2010

Baby animals are cute. You’ve got to admit it.

Long noses or snouts are striking.

The two videos I bring you today feature animal babies with very long snouts.

In the first video zoologist Marie Magnuson from the Smithsonian National Zoo (USA) introduces a baby anteater. Wait until you see the shots of the baby clinging on to to the rear of it’s mother’s back, or you’ll miss the fun.

Elephant shrew snouts are long and very flexible, as you can see this in video. (Also from the Smithsonian National Zoo.) Elephant-shrews are neither elephants nor shrews, but belong to their own group of mammals distantly related to aardvarks.

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