Below are pictures of a shrew that I rescued from my pool.
Species: There are more than 200 species of shrew found all over the world! To name a few, there is the Armored, mouse, masked, short-tailed, and Ceylon Long-Tailed shrew.
Lifespan: A wild shrew rarely lives longer than one year!
Size & Weight: The smallest shrews are merely 2 inches, and the largest can reach lengths of up to 6 inches. The Pygmy shrew is the smallest mammal in the world!
Habitat: Shres can be found all over the world inhabiting wooded areas and feilds. They like to live hidden under vegetation or in the burrows of other small animals.
Diet: Shres eat earthworms, insects, snails, slugs, and sometimes carrion (dead things).
Family Life: Shrews are very solitary creatures and will not tolerate another shrew in it's presence unless it is mating season. Once they meet up to mate, they go there seperate ways. A female shrew will give birth to 8-10 babies. By the time they are 1 month old the babies are independent enough to go off ont heir own.
The pygmy shrew is the smalles mammal in the world!
Baby shrews are able to go off on their own at 1 month of age!