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  • Eurasian harvest mouse in Zoo Zurich.

    Eurasian harvest mouse

    Micromys minutus

    Harvest mice are the smallest mammals kept at Zoo Zurich. The about 12 cm small mice (including tail) do not dig burrows, but climb around between blades of grass. They use their tail as an additional prehensile organ and the fifth toe of their hind feet like a thumb. They build elaborate ball nests between the stalks, in which they raise their numerous young.

    Taxonomy Rodents, myomorphs, murids
    Habitat sedges, cereal and rice fields
    Activity pattern social
    Diet seeds, insects

    Verbreitungskarte Eurasische Zwergmaus

    Sponsors

    R. Schmid, Greifensee
    B. Dieter, Zürich
    V. Huwiler, Zürich
    L. Roth, Pfaffhausen
    L. Kalt, Forch
    A. Geissler, Fällanden
    E. Ohlin, Kilchberg
    L. Migliori, Dällikon
    M. Born, Zürich
    M. Peng, Adliswil
    E. Bazzi, Reutlingen
    F. Staub, Herrliberg
    P. + S. + M. Brem, Oberhasli
    M. Begert, Horgen
    K. Frehner, Oberrieden
    M. Meierhofer, Mellingen
    H. Müller, Buchs AG
    P. Schröder, Adliswil
    M. van Düren, Küttigen
    C. Escher, Zürich
    M. A. Bieri
    E. Stocker, Hilfikon
    S. Schweizer, St. Gallen
    D. Herrmann, Zürich
    N. Siegl, Männedorf
    St. Rupp, Konstanz
    N. Moser-Hugo, Steinmaur
    A. Althaus, Zürich
    E. Wernli, Suhr
    E. Schmid, Urdorf
    M. Jegler, Widen
    M. S. Brettschneider, Zürich
    J. Schmidt, Wetzikon
    E. Raffellen, Dulliken
    Th. Stähli, Niederhasli
    K. Frehner, Oberrieden
    E. Karpf, Birmensdorf
    J. Kündig, Zug
    A. Kohler, Bad Ragaz
    P. + S. + M. Brem, Oberhasli
    R. Berchtold, Brüttisellen
    Familie K. + A. Muhl, Büttenhard
    J. Gassmann, Luzern
    J. + L. Schuppli, Zürich
    M. Honsell, Berlingen
    A. Brombacher, Bubikon
    N. Karam, Lindau
    Familie Klingler, Hallau
    O. Keller, Zürich
    M. Fankhauser, Gipf-Oberfrick
    G. Lecic, Kriens
    R. Hobi, Wangen b. Dübendorf
    T. Keidler, Schaffhausen
    N. Müller, Adliswil
    E. Estermann, Niederglatt
    A. Hobi, Wangen b. Dübendorf
    A. Soldini, Zürich
    R. Suhner, Au SG
    M. Trachsler, Zürich
    N. Böhrer, Zürich
    St. M. Nisple, Hüntwangen
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    Conservation status

    IUCN RedList