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Grizzled giant squirrel

Ratufa macroura

Description:

The grizzled giant squirrel's common name came from the grey to brown colouration highlighted with white at the top of the tail, giving it a grizzled appearance. The rest of the body varies in colour geographically and may be brown, red, grey or black, but the fur on the underside is always lighter than the back. This agile climber is adapted for life spent almost entirely in the trees, and has a very long tail for balance, broad hands for climbing and large claws for gripping branches. The ears are short, round and sometimes tufted.

Habitat:

Chinnar wildlife sanctuary, Kerala.

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11 Comments

Nidhin Basheer
Nidhin Basheer 5 years ago

Thank you DrNamgyalT.Sherpa :)

DrNamgyalT.Sherpa
DrNamgyalT.Sherpa 5 years ago

Congrats Nidhin for the SOTD!

Nidhin Basheer
Nidhin Basheer 5 years ago

Thank you
armadeus.4 :)

armadeus.4
armadeus.4 5 years ago

Congratulations Nidhin!!!

Nidhin Basheer
Nidhin Basheer 5 years ago

Thank you AntónioGinjaGinja :)

Great capture Nidhin,congrats on the well deserved SOTD and thanks for sharing

Nidhin Basheer
Nidhin Basheer 5 years ago

Thank you Polilla :)

Nidhin Basheer
Nidhin Basheer 5 years ago

Thank you AshleyT:)

Nidhin Basheer
Nidhin Basheer 5 years ago

Thanks
Madison7 :)

AshleyT
AshleyT 5 years ago

Congrats Nidhin, this acrobatic squirrel is our Spotting of the Day!

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Madison7
Madison7 5 years ago

This is a really cool picture. I noticed its long tale and was curious to why it has such a long tale.

Nidhin Basheer
Spotted by
Nidhin Basheer

Kerala, India

Spotted on Dec 12, 2016
Submitted on Dec 12, 2016

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