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Black Giant Squirrel

Ratufa bicolor


The black giant squirrel is one of the largest species of squirrel in the world. On average, an adult black giant squirrel weighs around 1.05–1.25 kg (2.3–2.8 lb), has a head–and–body length of 34–37 cm (13–15 in), and the tail is 41–42 cm (16–17 in) long, In Bali the hairs of the back and tail are light-tipped, making these sections appear relatively pale (however, the back is still distinctly darker than the underparts).


This individual was seen as the sun went down in the West Bali National Park.

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Bali, Indonesia

Spotted on Sep 6, 2015
Submitted on Mar 28, 2020

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