Black Giant Squirrel


The Black Giant Squirrel or Malayan Giant Squirrel (Ratufa bicolor) is a large tree squirrel is found in forests from northern Bangladesh, northeast India, eastern Nepal, Bhutan, southern China, Myanmar, Laos, Thailand, Malaysia, Cambodia, Vietnam, and western Indonesia (Java, Sumatra, Bali and nearby small islands). The black giant squirrel is one of the largest species of squirrel in the world. This species is typically distinctly bicolored with dark upperparts and pale underparts. The back, top of the head, ears, and bushy tail are deep brown to black and the underparts are light buff-colored. It is diurnal and arboreal but sometimes climbs down from the forest canopy to feed on the ground. Its diet consists of seeds, pine cones, fruits, and leaves.




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