African Pygmy Dormouse

Name: African Pygmy Dormouse
Common Name: African Pygmy Dormouse
Latin Name: Graphiurus Murinus
About: During 2003 a transit shipment containing about 100 African pygmy dormouse was detained at Heathrow airport by animal health officers due to the poor condition that they were in.

Once the quarantine period was over only about 20 had survived due to the poor condition they had been in on arrival. They were re-homed to 2 different UK zoos which both now have thriving colonies.

Please note that the image is not of the original mice on the shipment. The Mouse in the image is called “Fantastic Mr Rainbow Fox the Second” and belongs to Michelle Pickering a private keeper.