Video: bizarre tenrecs communicating through ‘stridulation’

Footage from the BBC’s new program Madagascar. Native only to the island of Madagascar, the bizarre tenrec communicate in a way no other mammal in the world does: stridulation. This is the scientific term for communication by rubbing body parts together, such as crickets producing sounds by rubbing their legs against one another. In this case, tenrecs are capable of communicating by rubbing special spines on their back.

To read more about tenrecs: Tenrecs of Madagascar.

Author: jlhance

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