A doggerel series about odd or little-known animals.
Lowland Streaked Tenrec: This cute little creature is a small tenrec (a member of the family Tenrecidae) found in Madagascar. And no, it may look like one but it’s not a porcupine! The Lowland Streaked Tenrec is found in tropical lowland rain forests, in the northern and eastern parts of Madagascar, occurring from sea level to 1,550 m asl. They prefer primary and secondary tropical humid forests but are a common sight in agricultural land and gardens. (All animal info from http://www.strangeanimals.info/2015/04/lowland-streaked-tenrec.html#ixzz4VkR2jbM6)
This little prickly, quiet dude
Is one you oughtn’t to exclude
From parties (that would be so rude!).
Sure, some will cry, “That thing is sick!”
And others: “Someone grab a brick!”
Or joke: “He’s such a little … prick!”
You can’t believe that he’s the one
That when your party has begun
Will be the creature that’s most fun.
He’ll eat so little (save you cash),
Eschew the bathroom at your bash
And never sing “The Monster Mash.”