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Indian giant squirrel or Malabar giant squirrel

Ratufa indica

Description:

Malabar giant squirrels are the largest known tree squirrels in the world reaching a length of one meter including the tail and exhibit a striking polymorphism in coat color and pattern.

Habitat:

These squrrels evolved some 10-25 million years ago and now inhabit the deciduous, mixed deciduous and moist evergreen forests of the peninsular India. They make their in the tallest trees 30-40 meters above the ground and wake up at dawn with a loud rattling call that echoes across the canopy.

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1 Comment

Sachin Zaveri
Sachin Zaveri 10 years ago

nice one,

amit.stoerkel
Spotted by
amit.stoerkel

India

Spotted on Jul 11, 2012
Submitted on Jul 11, 2012

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