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tenrecs and golden moles


Shrews, moles, and their relatives make up the third largest group of mammals, with over 375 species. Most members of this group are small and eat mainly insects and other invertebrates. This group includes animals such as shrews, which are among the smallest of mammals, moles, hedgehogs, and tenrecs.

Shrews, moles, and their relatives are found throughout the world except for Australia, the southernmost parts of South America, and the polar regions.

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