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Cuban Solenodon

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★ It was first discovered by Europeans in 1833 on the islands of Hispaniola and Cuba

★ It is only found in Cuba & the Dominican Republic and Haiti.

★ This animal has a poisonous saliva.It is venomous & nocturnal

★ It feeds on insects, small mammals and lizards.

★ One of only two solenodons in existence, it resembles a large, stocky shrew, and has a distinctive, elongated snout that extends well beyond the jaw.

★ A unique ball-and-socket joint attaches the snout to the skull allowing remarkable flexibility and mobility .

★ It has long, stout sharp claws, particularly well-developed forelimbs, and it walks with a stiff, waddling gait.

★ It is in danger of extinction.

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