The order Scandentia is made up of 16 species of long-snouted squirrel-like mammals. They are found in Eastern Asia through the Malay Peninsula, Borneo and the Philippines. Formally thought of as primates, these small mammals are mostly diurnal, although some species are active at night.
Many Tree Shrews live in trees; however, some species build nests on the ground at the base of trees. Tree Shrews live on a diet of fruits and small insects.