Conservation status: CRITICALLY ENDANGERED
Common name: black shrew
Scientific name: Suncus ater
Length: 20 – 100 mm
Weight: 2.5 – 106 g
The black shrew is one of the top five critically endangered species in Malaysia. It is said that they can be found on the island of Borne near Mount Kinabalu, but nobody knows for sure if this creature is extinct or still occupies a small area in the Sabah state of Malaysia.