Guardian Nature School Team Contact Blog Project Noah Facebook Project Noah Twitter

A global community of nature enthusiasts
photographing and learning about wildlife

Join Project Noah!
nature school apple icon

Project Noah Nature School visit nature school

Indian giant squirrel or Malabar giant squirrel

Ratufa indica


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.

Species ID Suggestions

Sign in to suggest organism ID

1 Comment

Sachin Zaveri
Sachin Zaveri 10 years ago

nice one,

Spotted by


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

Related Spottings

Black Giant Squirrel Grizzled Giant Squirrel Malayan Giant Squirrel Malabar Squirrel

Nearby Spottings

rice paddy fields coffee plant pepper plant The Greater Coucal or Crow Pheasant
Noah Guardians
Noah Sponsors
join Project Noah Team

Join the Project Noah Team