Subdued lighting allows us to observe nocturnal animals at their most active. The quieter you are during your visit, the more you’ll see shy animals including giant elephant shrews and kusu rats.
Pygmy marmosets are among the exhibit’s most charismatic residents. These highly social monkeys are native to South America. Adults weigh just a little over five ounces, ranking them among the world’s smallest primates.
In the Exhibit
Native to the Andes mountains in South America, chincillas live in colonies called "herds" at high elevations.
Spiny mice are small mammals with bare, scaled tails. Their coats include unusually stiff guard hairs, similar to the spines of a hedgehog.
Short-eared elephant shrew
These monogamous mammals are found in Botswana, Namibia, and South Africa, where they feed on insects, shoots, and roots.
More Animals in Mouse House
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