PHOTOS: Parachute Spider, New Shrew on 2008 ''Red List''

PHOTOS: Fishing Cat, New Shrew Among At-Risk Species
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Grey-Faced Sengi

A recently discovered species of elephant shrew, the grey-faced sengi was officially described to science earlier this year after being filmed for the first time in 2005.

The animal has been immediately listed as "vulnerable" on the 2008 Red List of Threatened Species, as it is known to live in just two forests in the Udzungwa Mountains of Tanzania, which are prone to fires due to drought and encroaching human settlements.
—Photograph by F. Rovero/Trento Museum of Natural Sciences, Italy/courtesy IUCN
 
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