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Tree Shrews

Tree shrews, such as the common tree shrew and painted tree shrew, are native to the tropical regions of Southeast Asia, India and southern China. These small, squirrel-like mammals are not actually shrews and are more closely related to primates. Tree shrews are omnivorous, eating fruit, insects… Learn More

Sustainability

Does the harvest for wildlife trade or captive breeding of this species harm wild populations?

Some Cause for Concern

  • Wild populations are declining but not yet endangered

Invasive Threat

Does the release or escape of this species into the wild harm the environment and/or economy?

Some Cause for Concern

  • Flexible diet and habitat requirements make them likely candidates for invasion

Ease of Care

Does harvest, captive breeding, transport, or being kept as a pet harm individual animals?

Significant Cause for Concern

  • Have complex social needs that are difficult to replicate in captivity
  • Require large cages and lots of mental stimulation

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