(Official name: Elephantulus edwardii of the Macroscelididae family)
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The Cape Elephant Shrew was listed as a vulnerable species in 2003. This particular species of elephant shrew is endemic to South Africa. It is also known as the Cape Rock Elephant Shrew.
These small shrews weigh approximately 50 grams, and were first discovered in Loxton, Northern Cape Province, South Africa. They are the only elephant shrew out of the seven species within South Africa to be endemic.
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