Macroscelididae Bonaparte, 1838

Taxon Date Location Notes
Bushveld Elephant Shrew
Elephantulus intufi (A. Smith, 1836)
1968 London Wellcome Zoological Society of London Annual Report 1968, p27: "Mr Tripp has obtained some breeding success with one species of Elephant Shrew (Elephantulus intufi) when kept in a near-normal habitat." The Eastern Rock Elephant Shrew (E. myurus) and North Afican Elephant Shrew (E. rozeti) were also kept as part of the same research project but there appears to no record of any breeding success.
Short-eared Elephant Shrew
Macroscelides proboscideus (Shaw, 1800)
1995E Cobham 2 Jim Collins (personal communication). Possibly earlier at London Zoo. The first elephant shrews (two M. proboscideus and one E. rupestris) imported into this country arrived at London Zoo in November 1911.