Sunday 16 May 2021

Narcondam Shrew

Meet the newest mammal discovered from India, an insectivore endemic to the remote Narcondam Island: the Narcondam Shrew! Normally the discovery of a mammal is followed by a lot of fanfare, but curiosity around the news of this shrew's discovery died down both in the media and among the public because of the ongoing COVID crisis, and probably also because Narcondam is not easily accessible to civilians. I hope that wildlife lovers will find a tiny reason to celebrate the addition of this tiny creature to the world's list of mammals, in this moment of doom. Congratulations to scientists from the Zoological Survey of India for a monumental discovery! Comic from my column with The Hindu, my 100th with the paper!  

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