The Round-eared elephant shrew is a small mammal that is found in Africa. It measures about 5 inches long, with a tail length of 2.75-4 inches long. This shrew resides in areas ranging from Savanna to forest habitats. The Round-eared Elephant Shrew has round large ears, with a dark grey coat on its back with off white or cream coloured fur on its underbelly.
These are the most common diet for the round eared elephant shrews are snails and insects such as ants, termites and beetle larvae which they find by digging them out of their nests. They locate them by using an organ located at the roof of their mouths called Eimer's organ which picks up vibrations through the ground which informs them if there is prey underneath the soil.
The round eared elephant shrews are known for their amazing ability to run at speeds of up to 20 miles per hour and can change direction suddenly, which is not an easy task since they have a small exposed brain. The Round-eared Elephant Shrew has the ability to jump and also climb trees and other surfaces such as vertical walls and glass using its long tail that helps it balance while moving quickly through difficult terrains.