In what was mainly a birdwatching trip (naughty, naughty, I know) to Senegal in November, we came across a few mammals as well. A couple of them remain unidentified, and our hope is that someone here can help.
The bats were found in some abandoned buildings in Djoudj NP, in the northwestern corner of the country. In fact they may be the very same mentioned in Cheryl Antonucci’s recent report. She calls them Gambian Slit-faced Bat. However, according to IUCN this is slightly out of range…
The shrew was rescued from a swimming pool at Hotel Calao in Dakar. As you can see – compared to the thumb of a grown man – its quite big, and we suspect it to be an African Giant Shrew. Can anyone confirm this, or could it be something else?
Jon (not Hall)