A teeny tiny tenrec named Briar took a satisfying dust bath in a teeny tiny bathtub at the Cincinnati Zoo.
Briar the tenrec taking a bath!
Tenrecs are small mammals from Madagascar that resemble other small mammals, such as hedgehogs, opossums, rats, and mice, but are completely unrelated. Briar is a Lesser hedgehog tenrec, meaning that he is built more like a hedgehog than others in the tenrec family and rolls into a ball, like hedgehogs, when threatened.
Found in Madagascar and parts of the African mainland, tenrecs closely resemble hedgehogs but, in fact, they’re unrelated.