Galen Rathbun, Francesco Rovero and colleagues discovered a new species of elephant shrew--named the grey-faced sengi (Rhynchocyon udzungwensis)--in pockets of the Udzungwa Mountains in Tanzania. The elephant-shrew, which is neither an elephant nor a true shrew, is more like a cross between a miniature antelope and miniature anteater, says Rathbun, a researcher at the California Academy of Sciences. Take a trip through the forest to see this unusual animal up close and find out how the researchers discovered it.
Images courtesy of Francesco Rovero, Galen Rathbun and David Ribble. Footage courtesy of Rathbun. Shot by BBC Natural History Unit and Lance Tickell