Meet These Beautiful Multicolored Giant Squirrels, They Are Too Awesome To Believe They Are Real

We all get to see squirrels running around our houses, in our gardens and everyone has to admit that they are cute little beings whom we love to see in our surroundings. There are many species of squirrels such as ground squirrels, chipmunks, marmots, flying squirrels, prairie dogs, tree squirrels, etc. They are very closely related to mountain beaver and dormouse.

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Squirrels are generally small in size with bushy tail and a furry body. Their eyes are big in size indicating that they have a good vision which helps them in jumping from one tree to another tree.

Today, we are going to tell you about a species of squirrel which we never believed to have existed:

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1Indian giant squirrel

We all have seen squirrels but they are small in size however, there is specie of squirrels which are so big in size that they give an impression of a primate. They are beautiful and multicolored and they are found in the forests of India, hopping from one tree to another.

Indian giant squirrel

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2Squirrel expert John Koprowski was surprised

Squirrel expert John Koprowski was surprised when he saw these multicolored giants on his visit to India in 2006. He works at the School of Natural Resources and the Environment at the University of Arizona as a professor and associate director. These giant squirrels are also called Malabar giant squirrels and they are found in the forests of southern and eastern India.

Squirrel expert John Koprowski was surprised

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3Their size and color

The Malabar giant squirrels are almost double of the size of eastern grey squirrels as their complete body measure nearly 36 inches from head to tail and an adult giant squirrel weighs around 2 kg. They are multicolored and their fur can either be two-colored or three-colored such as brown, orange and black or in maroon and purple shades.

The Malabar giant squirrels

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4Their fur protects them too

The colorful fur is not just for increasing their beauty but also for protecting them in the wild forests. In the dense forests, their dark shaded fur makes it very difficult for anyone to detect them. However, the true beauty is seen in the sunlight when their multi-shaded fur shines due to the sunlight.

Indian Giant Squirrel Pictures

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5They rarely touch the ground

Malabar giant squirrels prefer to live on the big trees with large branches as they make nests on such trees only and they rarely touch the ground. Their strong forelimbs and good eye-sight help them in jumping from branch to branch and they can jump up to 6 meters.

Malabar giant squirrels

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