Saturday, March 10, 2007

Name That Animal!

Ready for another round of name that animal? This is a tough one, but I have no doubt that someone out there will know what this is. Let the guessing begin-lol! I love the punk hairstyle by the way-hee.


Blogger Jay said...

spiny anteater?

3/11/2007 10:33 AM  
Blogger Leo said...

No, sorry, but good guess. Thanks for playing!

3/11/2007 10:54 AM  
Blogger brian423 said...

If it doesn't already have a name, I vote for molecupine.

3/14/2007 12:20 AM  
Blogger Doug said...

Great contest! I don't know either, but maybe a woodpecker?

3/14/2007 10:52 AM  
Blogger Kelly said...

It certainly looks a lot like an echidna, but the colors are all wrong and the spines don't look right. I'm leaning toward something of the order pilosa (i.e. sloths and anteaters) but I can't find anything like that. But it could be another monotreme like an echidna.

3/14/2007 11:22 AM  
Blogger Leo said...

Well we've had some interesting guesses! This has been up for a few days so I'll put you guys out of your misery and let you know it's a Tenrec.

Tenrecs are unusual insectivores that have radiated into ecological niches filled in other lands by hedgehogs, mice, shrews, opossums, and even otters. While a few species of tenrec are found in central Africa, they are most diverse in Madagascar, which has around 30 species. Thanks for playing everyone!

3/14/2007 12:44 PM  
Blogger Doug said...

A tenrec? I shoulda known! OK, not so much but I still wanted to look smart.

I noticed that it has four feet right after I left comment. Not many species of woodpecker do.

3/15/2007 7:19 AM  
Blogger Leo said...

Well Doug you were close with the woodpecker guess-lol! Thanks for the comment.

3/15/2007 2:50 PM  

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