The size of a rabbit, the golden-rumped elephant shrew is the the largest of the African elephant shrews. Black mambas and cobras are the elephant shrew's main predator. To avoid a scary snake attack the elephant shrew can run up to 25 km/h. If a chase should occur, the golden rump distracts the predator from the head to his tail end, which is equipped with very thick skin. The elephant shrew is unrelated to the shrew.
Print of my original drawing of a golden-rumped elephant shrew. Image is 6" x 6" printed on 8½" x 11" acid-free paper with archival quality inks. Each print is personally signed and dated on the back by me, the artist! If you are interested in other sizes, please contact me with a custom order. 11% of the sale of this item will be donated to the WILD Foundation.
© Erica Maggi, 2011, I retain all rights to this image.