Prevosts Squirrel

Prevosts Squirrel

Prevosts Squirrel-1Prevost’s Squirrel is the largest of the Callosciurus species, which are squirrels of moderate size, with a bushy tail and a short, blunt snout.

This species occurs in tall primary or secondary rainforest, but they will also explore beyond the forest edge into nearby cultivated areas in search of ripe fruits. They also enter adjacent  oil palm and coconut plantations. They are diurnal and almost exclusively arboreal.

Conservation Status: Least Concern
Least Concern - LC

Prevosts Squirrel-1Prevosts Squirrel

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Here are a few fun facts:

  • The Prevost’s Squirrel consumes sweet fruits and insects excavated from  rotting wood such as termites,  ants and beetles.
  • There are more than 200 species of tree and ground squirrels.
  • They communicate with each other by trilling, whistling, or raising their tail.

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