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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.
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.