Episode 43: Lowland Streaked Tenrec: The Spiky Stridulator

“And today we are talking the lowland streaked tenrec, about a spiky mamma that looks like a cross between a hedgehog and a shrew but is actually neither.”

Lowland Streaked Tenrec Intro

The search is vast and they’ve got to be fast

To catch the worms in the twilight hours.

The moon is high and brief is the night

That conceals them from predatory powers.

Click click calls the spines of the Tenrec,

Stay together or become a casualty.

That’s the only way to make it to day,

In Life, Death, and Taxonomy.

Sources and Credits:

Lost Frontier by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (


Music Artist:

Episode Art: xnamaru

BBC Video: Attenborough and clicking tenrecs 


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