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Malabar Giant Squirrel

Ratufa indica

Description:

The Indian giant squirrel spends most of its time high in the tree canopy and is active during the day. It has dorsal coloration that varies from deep red to brown, the ventral fur is white. They have short, round ears, a broadened hand with an expanded inner paw for gripping, and large, powerful claws used for gripping tree bark and branches. Females can be distinguished from males by their three sets of mammae.

Notes:

The major threats to the Indian giant squirrel are habitat loss due to agricultural expansion and over-hunting.

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13 Comments

Atul
Atul 7 years ago

Thank you so much Sandra and Emily :-)

EmilyMarino
EmilyMarino 7 years ago

I love seeing pictures of these guys, they are amazing! Great shots!

SandraPereira
SandraPereira 7 years ago

Lovely

Atul
Atul 7 years ago

Thanks Stian !

Stian Waaler
Stian Waaler 7 years ago

Great pictures Atul!

Atul
Atul 7 years ago

Thank you So much Yuko and Noel!

YukoChartraw
YukoChartraw 7 years ago

Very nice!

Noel Buensuceso
Noel Buensuceso 7 years ago

Lovely spotting!

Atul
Atul 7 years ago

Thank you Satyen and Mona !

Mona Pirih
Mona Pirih 7 years ago

very beautiful, it has 3 colors...!!! Nice//

Wild Things
Wild Things 7 years ago

Beautiful!

Atul
Atul 7 years ago

Thank you Tom !

Tom15
Tom15 7 years ago

Wonderful spotting!

Atul
Spotted by
Atul

India

Spotted on Apr 14, 2013
Submitted on May 6, 2013

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